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South Africa’s government has condemned an “anarchic” protest by white farmers who stormed a court building and burnt a police vehicle on Tuesday.

Police reportedly fired stun grenades to disperse protesters, who were demanding that two men detained over a farmer’s murder be handed over to them.

Some protesters held placards reading “Boer Lives Matter”. Boer is an Afrikaans word which refers to farmers.

The killing of white farmers is a highly emotive issue in South Africa.

Some conservative groups say the farmers are victims of a genocide and the government is not doing enough to protect them.

The government dismisses the allegation, saying the farmers are victims of crime in remote areas and efforts are being made to step up security.

Afrikaans-speaking farm owners were a bedrock of support for the system of apartheid, which legalised discrimination against black people.

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