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South Africa toilet protest: Campaigners reveal rears

Police fired rubber bullets and tear gas to disperse protesters who bared their rears during a protest over a lack of proper toilets in South Africa.

Hundreds of residents barricaded a major road in Soweto protesting against bucket toilets.

During the apartheid era, residents in black townships were provided with an outside bucket instead of flush toilets like those in houses in white suburbs.

Protesters say the “bucket system” should no longer exist.

In years following the end of white minority rule in South Africa in 1994, a government programme had aimed to replace the bucket system in informal settlements by 2007.

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