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Julius Malema supporters clash with South African police

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A supporter of controversial African National Congress (ANC) youth leader Julius Malema faces off with police in Johannesburg, South Africa, on August 30 ahead of Malema's disciplinary hearing. Hundreds of Malema supporters threw stones and bottles at police while burning the ruling party's flag and T-shirts bearing the face of President Jacob Zuma.

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African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) supporters take to the streets of downtown Johannesburg on August 30 after an all night vigil in support of their leader Julius Malema.

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Supporters of Julius Malema demonstrate in Johannesburg on August 30.

The AP reports from JOHANNESBURG:

South African police detonated stun grenades and fired a water cannon Tuesday at hundreds of stone-throwing members of the ruling party's youth league, who burned party flags and called for the president's ouster as their leaders were brought before a party disciplinary committee.

The youth league's feisty and powerful leader, Julius Malema, and five other officers could be expelled or suspended from the African National Congress for bringing the party into disrepute with their calls for the overthrow the government of neighboring Botswana. Continue reading.