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First Responders: Ambulance crews face attacks in Cape Town

Paramedics in the South African port city work quickly, spending as little time as possible at scenes where there has been violence.

WARNING: This story contains images some viewers might find disturbing.

Violence against ambulance crews in South Africa‘s Cape Town has become so common that they have to rely on armed guards for protection.

That means longer wait times for patients in poorer communities.

 

In our First Responders series, Al Jazeera’s Fahmida Miller brings the latest report from Cape Town.