JOHANNESBURG - Four people were arrested following a violent clash overnight with protesters near an Anglo American Platinum shaft in Rustenburg, about 120 km northwest of Johannesburg, police said on Saturday

Police said in a statement officers used teargas and rubber bullets to disperse about 1,000 protesters who were marching on Friday night toward the Khomanani 1 shaft.

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The crowd responding with petrol bombs, damaging one police vehicle, police said. The were no reports of injuries.