121105. Cape Town. Hundreds of protesting farmworkers gathering on the N1 near De Doorns. After weeks of wage disputes farm worker protesters started burning down vineyards and looting shops.  Picture Henk Kruger/Cape Arg
121105. Cape Town. Hundreds of protesting farmworkers gathering on the N1 near De Doorns. After weeks of wage disputes farm worker protesters started burning down vineyards and looting shops. Picture Henk Kruger/Cape Arg
121105. Cape Town.Farmers in De Doorns rushing to try and safe what bthey can after protesters started burning down their vineyards. Hundreds of protesting farmworkers gathering on the N1 near De Doorns. After weeks of wage disputes farm worker protesters started burning down vineyards and looting shops.  Picture Henk Kruger/Cape Arg
121105. Cape Town.Farmers in De Doorns rushing to try and safe what bthey can after protesters started burning down their vineyards. Hundreds of protesting farmworkers gathering on the N1 near De Doorns. After weeks of wage disputes farm worker protesters started burning down vineyards and looting shops. Picture Henk Kruger/Cape Arg
121105. Cape Town. Police escort a boy away from a take away shop where he was caught looting. Hundreds of protesting farmworkers gathering on the N1 near De Doorns. After weeks of wage disputes farm worker protesters started burning down vineyards and looting shops.  Picture Henk Kruger/Cape Arg
121105. Cape Town. Police escort a boy away from a take away shop where he was caught looting. Hundreds of protesting farmworkers gathering on the N1 near De Doorns. After weeks of wage disputes farm worker protesters started burning down vineyards and looting shops. Picture Henk Kruger/Cape Arg
121105. Cape Town. Hundreds of protesting farmworkers gathering on the N1 near De Doorns. After weeks of wage disputes farm worker protesters started burning down vineyards and looting shops.  Picture Henk Kruger/Cape Arg
121105. Cape Town. Hundreds of protesting farmworkers gathering on the N1 near De Doorns. After weeks of wage disputes farm worker protesters started burning down vineyards and looting shops. Picture Henk Kruger/Cape Arg
121105. Cape Town. Hundreds of protesting farmworkers gathering on the N1 near De Doorns. After weeks of wage disputes farm worker protesters started burning down vineyards and looting shops.  Picture Henk Kruger/Cape Arg
121105. Cape Town. Hundreds of protesting farmworkers gathering on the N1 near De Doorns. After weeks of wage disputes farm worker protesters started burning down vineyards and looting shops. Picture Henk Kruger/Cape Arg
121105. Cape Town. Hundreds of protesting farmworkers gathering on the N1 near De Doorns. After weeks of wage disputes farm worker protesters started burning down vineyards and looting shops.  Picture Henk Kruger/Cape Arg
121105. Cape Town. Hundreds of protesting farmworkers gathering on the N1 near De Doorns. After weeks of wage disputes farm worker protesters started burning down vineyards and looting shops. Picture Henk Kruger/Cape Arg
121105. Cape Town. A man was injured during protest action in De Doorns. People sterted looting shops after weeks of wage disputes between farm workers and farmers.  Hundreds of protesting farmworkers gathering on the N1 near De Doorns. After weeks of wage disputes farm worker protesters started burning down vineyards and looting shops.  Picture Henk Kruger/Cape Arg
121105. Cape Town. A man was injured during protest action in De Doorns. People sterted looting shops after weeks of wage disputes between farm workers and farmers. Hundreds of protesting farmworkers gathering on the N1 near De Doorns. After weeks of wage disputes farm worker protesters started burning down vineyards and looting shops. Picture Henk Kruger/Cape Arg
121105. Cape Town. Farm workers walking on the N1 near De Dorrns whiule farms are burning in the background. After weeks of wage disputes farm worker protesters started burning down vineyards and looting shops near De Doorns.  Picture Henk Kruger/Cape Arg
121105. Cape Town. Farm workers walking on the N1 near De Dorrns whiule farms are burning in the background. After weeks of wage disputes farm worker protesters started burning down vineyards and looting shops near De Doorns. Picture Henk Kruger/Cape Arg
Pat Maran said that they will continue their destructive behaviour until their demands are met. Photo: Manqoba Ngidi/Daily Voice
Pat Maran said that they will continue their destructive behaviour until their demands are met. Photo: Manqoba Ngidi/Daily Voice
Cape Town-05-11-2012:N1 national road was close today due to the protest of farm workers who were protesting for the wages dispute.strikers burnt the Wine fields and robbed one Somal Shop.Picture Mlondolozi Mbolo reporter Mpumi Kiva
Cape Town-05-11-2012:N1 national road was close today due to the protest of farm workers who were protesting for the wages dispute.strikers burnt the Wine fields and robbed one Somal Shop.Picture Mlondolozi Mbolo reporter Mpumi Kiva
Cape Town-05-11-2012:N1 national road was close today due to the protest of farm workers who were protesting for the wages dispute.strikers burnt the Wine fields and robbed one Somal Shop.Picture Mlondolozi Mbolo reporter Mpumi Kiva
Cape Town-05-11-2012:N1 national road was close today due to the protest of farm workers who were protesting for the wages dispute.strikers burnt the Wine fields and robbed one Somal Shop.Picture Mlondolozi Mbolo reporter Mpumi Kiva

The N1 between Touws River and De Doorns was closed for several hours after thousands of farmworkers set fire to at least 15 vineyards over a wage dispute. The farming region surrounding the town of De Doorns was turned into what looked like a war zone.