Refugees rebel as City of Cape Town struggles to quell the violence

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Refugees from several African nations face an uncertain 2020, following both internal and external conflicts which have left the City of Cape Town reeling.

In October, refugees, who had been staging a sit-in outside the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) in Cape Town, clashed with police officers. The violent encounter, which left inner-city streets clouded with teargas and small children ripped away from their mothers, sent shockwaves through the Western Cape.

Law enforcement agencies were blasted for their perceived brutality. The City of Cape Town argued that the operation to remove the group of refugees, which, at the time, numbered hundreds, was met with fierce resistance, leaving law enforcement officers no choice but to adopt a hard-line approach.

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