Six arrested for public violence at Gugs Square protest
By Kim Saulse
30 October 2009
Six people were arrested in Gugulethu for public violence yesterday following a standoff with police.
Residents were protesting against the opening of Gugulethu Square.
Residents and members of the Anti-Eviction Campaign are opposing the malls employment policy.They say they want at least 80% of mall employment to come from the community.
Police fired rubber bullets to disperse a group of about 50 residents who emptied waste bins and stoned police during an illegal strike.
One person was also shot in the head with a rubber bullet.