Monday, September 26, 2011

Eight arrested after protest in Cape Town

By Khanyisa Tabata
26 September 2011

Western Cape police say eight people were arrested after five structures were erected on an open field in Kraaifontein in Cape Town yesterday.

Police spokesperson Andrè Traut says around a thousand residents gathered on the field and became aggressive when authorities removed the structures.

People threw stones and burnt tyres in protest. Traut says police used rubber bullets, gas cartridges and water cannon to disperse the crowd. Seven men and a woman were arrested for public violence and unlawful occupation of land.

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