South Africans Protest Violence Between Nationals and Foreigners Following 5 Deaths In Past Week


As thousands of South Africans took to the streets of the city of Durban to rally against violence and xenophobia, an online community has joined the protests.

The marches follow recent violent attacks on foreigners in the country that have claimed five lives.

During the protest march Thursday, Twitter followers voiced their support through hashtag campaigns. #PeaceMarch and #SayNoToXenophobia were some of the most popular.

South African Police Services said more than 10,000 people attended the march, including civil rights groups and nongovernmental organizations.

Hashtags are now pouring out of South Africa.

But many are asking, some via Twitter, is it enough to fight #xenophobia?

Attacks this week in Durban alone have killed two immigrants and three South Africans, including a 14-year-old boy, authorities said.

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SOURCE: Annie Ramos

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