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Sacked gold miners set up a burning barricade at Gold One International’s mine east of Johannesburg on Monday. Police and security guards fired rubber bullets and tear gas at the protesters who were attacking co-workers to block them from working, the mine owner said. Police said four people were wounded. (Associated Press)

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