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Police fire at workers in South Africa wine region

Oudekraal, Western Cape, South Africa

Oudekraal, Western Cape, South Africa by coda
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DE DOORNS, South Africa — Police fired rubber bullets and stun grenades Wednesday at hundreds of striking farm workers who blocked a highway in the grape-growing Western Cape, heart of South Africa’s multibillion-dollar wine region. The strikers had piled burning tires across the main highway through the town of De Doorns, 60 miles east of Cape Town, to demand higher wages, a Reuters reporter on the scene said. Four people were hospitalized for minor injuries from rubber bullets as police dispersed the crowd, an emergency worker said. “I can confirm that 41 people have been arrested, but that number could rise,” said police spokesman Andre Traut. The strikers set bushes, a bulldozer and a trailer on fire, sending smoke billowing into the sky.

People:

Andre Traut

Overall Sentiment: 0

Relevance: 0.50376

Sentiment Quote
-0.0258045 “I can confirm that 41 people have been arrested, but that number could rise,” said police spokesman Andre Traut.
Sentiment Stats:
  • Number of Quotes: 1
  • Aggregate Sentiment: -0.0258045
  • Mean: -0.0258045
  • Standard Deviation: 1.4142135623731

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  • The Mean is meant to be an indicator of an individual’s average comment sentiment.
  • The Standard Deviation, when there are enough quotes, will indicate an individual’s consistency of sentiment (i.e. a Standard Deviation of 0 would mean they were very consistent in their sentiment and 1 would mean they were very inconsistent).

Note that quote stats are likely to be meaningless beyond the aggregate score due to the tiny sample size. However, they are always provided just in case you find something useful there.

Additional Info:

Company: Reuters

Overall Sentiment: 0.134563

Relevance: 0.409554

Country: South Africa

Overall Sentiment: -0.0845088

Relevance: 0.755022

City: Cape Town

Overall Sentiment: 0.119787

Relevance: 0.580888

Region: Western Cape

Overall Sentiment: 0

Relevance: 0.510953

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Police fire at workers in South Africa wine region

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Police fired rubber bullets and stun grenades at hundreds of striking farm workers who blocked a highway in Western Cape, heart of South Africa’s wine region.

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Source URL: worldnews.nbcnews.com

~ by vandal3di3go on February 14, 2013.

 
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