Mads Nissen/Politiken/Panos Pictures

Bonteheuwel, Cape Town, South Africa

A policeman searches for something he saw a young suspect throw away as police approached.

Any young men standing in groups after dark are consistently stopped, thrown to the ground or off a wall and promptly body-searched. Most do exactly as the police command, learning by experience what the consequences will be if they do not obey.

Many of the young men carry small bags of pot or other drugs for their own consumption, but also scissors, which are used as weapons, but unlike a knife, the police can't charge them for carrying it.

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Mads Nissen/Politiken/Panos Pictures
Bonteheuwel, Cape Town
South Africa
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