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September 19, 2012

South Africa police fire at Marikana mine protesters

South African police have fired rubber bullets and tear gas to disperse protesters near a mine owned by Anglo American, a day after a deal ended a strike in Marikana.

"We are not tolerating any illegal gatherings," a police spokesman said.

Workers at the Lonmin-owned Marikana platinum mine ended their six-week strike after accepting a 22% pay rise.

The strikes have spread to other mines in South Africa, one of the world's biggest producers of precious metals.

On Monday, President Jacob Zuma said that the disruption had cost the industry $548m (£337m) in lost output.

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