Protests In South Africa Amidst Ongoing Power Cuts

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Protests were held in South Africa calling on President Cyril Ramaphosa to resign as load-shedding sees some business and homes go without power sometimes up to 12 hours per day.  The protests were called for by the country’s leftist Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) party which is the third largest party in South Africa’s National Assembly.  The call received limited response and were confined to just a few areas in three or four cities.  Eighty-seven people were arrested for public violence but police confiscated over 24,000 tires which police said “were strategically placed for acts of criminality.”