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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Zulus Defy Emergency

Thousands of Zulus defied a state of emergency in South Africa's Natal region by carrying traditional weapons during a march on Tuesday, although the demonstration ended without violence.

Police said the Zulus defied emergency regulations by parading with weapons that included shields, fighting sticks, machetes, spears and knives.

"We could not disarm them without bloodshed," police Major Margaret Kruger said of Tuesday's march, which was watched by heavily-armed police with dogs and troops backed by armored vehicles.