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South Africa protests enter 3rd day; man killed


ERMELO, South Africa (AP) -- A South African resident says his son was killed during three days of protests in an area where residents say they lack basic services such as running water.

The man said Wednesday he was mourning his adult son who was killed Tuesday. He says the community would be better if people had job opportunities.

Police say they are investigating the death.

Police fired rubber bullets Wednesday to disperse protesters in a third day of demonstrations in the eastern town of Ermelo. Police did not say if there were new injuries reported Wednesday.

Protests over poor government services are common in South Africa, where the gap between rich and poor is among the widest in the world.

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