Beach spat erupts in South Africa

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Protesters have taken to one of Cape Town’s most picturesque beaches after private security guards were accused of ordering black visitors to leave, reports the BBC.

The guards, hired by local residents, allegedly cleared the Clifton 4th beach of tourists last Sunday evening.

Demonstrators say black beachgoers were unfairly targeted, but the firm denies closing the beach and says it only acts to protect residents from crime.

Beaches and other public areas were segregated during the apartheid era.

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