- A viral video shows alleged foreign nationals attacking police
- The officers were reportedly trying to close down shops selling fake-branded clothes
- The video has triggered outrage on social media
A viral video shows a confrontation between police and alleged foreign nationals in Johannesburg's CBD yesterday.
Crime and security activist Yusuf Abramjee was among Twitter users who shared the video, Briefly.co.za gathered.
According to Citizen.co.za, the police were closing down shops suspected of selling fake-branded clothing items deemed illegal.
The shops are allegedly owned by foreign nationals and this apparently triggered the confrontation between them and the police.
In the video, dozens of men are seen apparently using stones to attack a police crowd-dispersal truck. There was a lot of chaos and screaming as the scene unfolded.
The incident left social media users outraged. Many of them called for stronger action by the police and even the military to contain such situations.
Some tweeps expressed support for Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba's tough stance against undocumented foreign nationals.
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