Traders on Cape Town's Greenmarket Square say their businesses are in dire straits due to the pavement squatting of refugees. A group of around 600 refugees have been taking shelter in the Central Methodist church on the square since the end of October. This after they were evicted from nearby offices of the United Nations High Commissioner on Refugees. A meeting between the Traders Association and refugee leaders this morning appears to have averted a potential confrontation.
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