Thousands take part in pro-cannabis protests in South Africa
Thousands of South Africans took to the streets of Cape Town on Saturday, in a procession demanding a relaxation of drugs laws to allow medicinal and recreational use of cannabis.
With some smoking the substance, locally known as _Dagga_, around 3,000 protesters took part in the march in a backdrop of reggae music, while waving red, green and gold flags.
“We were marching for the legalisation and regulation of cannabis in South Africa,” lead organiser Johannes Berkhout told AFP.
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