Monday, November 07, 2005

Police break up ANC protest

Staff reporter

Members of the City Police broke up an ANC protest at Gugulethu Sports Complex yesterday. Protestors gathered at the sports complex, where the parties provincial general council meeting was being held to show that they are unhappy with their party’s leadership. COSATU provincial secretary, Tony Ehrenreich, is now demanding an investigation into who deployed the City Police to break up the protest. City Police commander, Bongani Jones, says that they were deployed because the protest was being held illegally on council property. Police used pepper spray on the crowd and detained six people. Ehrenreich says that instruments of the state are being used for party political reasons.


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