South African police fired rubber bullets and deployed tear gas on the third day of street protests over government services in parts of Johannesburg. The uprising in the Finetown neighbourhood of South Africa's biggest city followed unrest this week in nearby Eldorado Park and Ennerdale. Burning tyres and rocks were used to barricade the highway leading to the township and police warned motorists to use alternative routes and avoid the area.

Protesters throwing stones and burned tyres demanded land and housing, a common grievance in many areas of South Africa where people live in makeshift homes. The country's citizens, living in townships and shantytowns, have not seen the benefits of the end of white minority rule, more than two decades ago.

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South African riot policemen fire rubber bullets as Finetown residents hurl stones during clashes amid a protest for better housingGianluigi Guercia/AFP
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A protester uses a slingshot to hurl a stone at anti riot police during a demonstration on service delivery and housing in the community of Finetown, near JohannesburgMarco Longari/AFP
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A protester hurls a stone at anti riot policemen during a demonstration in the community of FinetownMarco Longari/AFP
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Finetown residents take cover as they hurl stones at the South African policeGianluigi Guercia/AFP
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Protesters use a wooden board to protect themselves from rubber bullets used by anti riot policeMarco Longari/AFP
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Finetown residents run and hurl stones at South African policeGianluigi Guercia/AFP
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Residents of the Eldorado Park and Freedom Park districts throw stones during clashes with riot police in JohannesburgGulshan Khan/AFP
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A riot police officer gets ready to fire a stun grenade into a crowd of Eldorado Park and Freedom Park residentsGulshan Khan/AFP
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A protester reacts after he got shot in the hand by a rubber bullet fired by South African riot policeMarco Longari/AFP
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Residents of Eldorado Park and Freedom Park light a petrol bomb opposite South African riot police during clashes in JohannesburgGulshan Khan/AFP
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A South African riot police officer takes position opposite protesters in the Eldorado Park and Freedom Park districts in JohannesburgGulshan Khan/AFP
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Protesters take cover during clashes with South African riot police in the Eldorado Park district in JohannesburgGulshan Khan/AFP
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A South African protester washes teargas residue from his face during clashes with riot police in the Eldorado Park district in JohannesburgMarco Longari/AFP
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A South African police officer detains a protester during clashes with riot police in the Eldorado Park district in JohannesburgGulshan Khan/AFP
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South African protesters take down a street sign during clashes with riot police in the Eldorado Park district in JohannesburgGulshan Khan/AFP
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A South African protester throws stones towards riot police in the Eldorado Park district in JohannesburgGulshan Khan/AFP
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South African riot police take position to disperse protesters in the Eldorado Park district in JohannesburgGulshan Khan/AFP
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A South African protester shouts slogans as fellow demonstrators gather in the Eldorado Park district in JohannesburgGulshan Khan/AFP
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South African protesters gather in the Eldorado Park district in JohannesburgMarco Longari/AFP
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South African protesters gather around a burning tyre in the Eldorado Park district in JohannesburgMarco Longari/AFP
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A protester runs for cover from tear gas fired by South African riot police in the Eldorado Park district in JohannesburgMarco Longari/AFP