Photo Essay: Anatomy of a South African Riot

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Barriers were erected at each main intersection in the area, blocking access to the communities, diverting traffic, and disrupting business.  Every available obstruction was used, but flaming tires were the favorite--and most effective--instrument.

Barriers were erected at each main intersection in the area, blocking access to the communities, diverting traffic, and disrupting business. Every available obstruction was used, but flaming tires were the favorite–and most effective–instrument.

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