People have been taking to the streets in South Africa’s main city of Johannesburg this morning to protest against xenophobia, according to a BBC report.
It follows violent protests against immigrants in Johannesburg and the capital Pretoria last month, in which angry mobs attacked Nigerians and looted shops belonging to Somalis, Pakistani and other foreigners.
Marchers have been chanting “Down with xenophobia” and “We are one Africa” as they make their way through the suburb of Hillbrow, where there is a large migrant community.
Locals have accused foreign migrants of taking their jobs and allege that Nigerians are heavily involved in dealing drugs to young people.
Migrants say most of them are law-abiding, and they make a huge contribution to the economy.