A Protest Song for the Deaf
Over 10000 striking municipal workers took to the streets of central Johannesburg yesterday for a 15 block march to the city municipal offices to demand an above-inflation 15% pay increase. Over 150000 police, sanitation and transportation workers are striking nationwide.
Photographed mid-dance, a woman leads a procession ten thousand strong across the Nelson Mandela Bridge.
Layered onlookers on Jorissen Street.
A marshal contains protestors as police set up a perimeter.
Johannesburg metro police set up a riot guard as protestors arrive at the municipal building for an address by the mayor and union leaders.
Bullet strip at the ready.
Chants against nepotism.
Municipal workers are protesting across the country.
For another (better-researched) perspective on the same protest, check out Will’s blog Steeltown Blues.