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Police fire rubber bullets at congregants in Sebokeng for unlawfully gathering

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Police on Sunday fired stun grenades at congregants in the Vaal, south of Johannesburg after some churches in Sebokeng flouted lockdown restrictions.

A group of churches in the community refused to remain closed, forcing officers to fire rubber bullets and stun grenades in a bid to disperse them.

The police arrived to shut the gathering down, however, the confrontation quickly escalated into a clash between law enforcement and worshippers.

Church leaders called a meeting to discuss the new regulations, claiming government did not consult them about the decision to limit the number of people who attend services.

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