Xenophobic attack in Johannesburg CBD: Watch video South African Police have fired rubber bullets in attempts to disperse a crowd throwing bottles and stones at journalists and police in Benoni on Thursday.

Locals in the Benoni CBD are threatening truck drivers and say they want foreigners to leave the area.

The situation remains tense as police are now standing on one side and the crowd on the other.

This comes as the Curries Fountain Stadium in Durban starts to fill up ahead of a march against xenophobia.

Xenophobic tensions have been running high in KwaZulu-Natal and erupted into deadly violence over the past few days.

People with signs which read, "I am my brother's keeper" and "Africa let's unite" can be seen all around the stadium ahead of the march.

Earlier the crowd shouted "down with xenophobia" and "forward with peace" as they sang struggle songs.

There are already around 2,000 people at the stadium, but the crowd is expected to swell as the march makes its way through the city.

Some dignitaries have arrived and several artists are expected to perform for the crowed before the march gets underway.

Meanwhile, six people have been arrested following an outbreak of violence in Jeppestown in central Johannesburg.

Clashes unfolded in the Johannesburg CBD yesterday and in Primrose in the east of the city.

WATCH: Xenophobic attacks in Johannesburg's CBD

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