19 June 2015
Today Right 2 Know Gauteng has
planned a protest at the Johannesburg Metro Police Department, to demand that
JMPD stops undermining the right to protest.
This comes as a response to JMPD’s
demand that people who want to protest, must pay a R140 “administration” fee
and meet a checklist of requirements.
R2K Gauteng organizer Bongani Xezwi said
the police have stopped us from coming to their offices to protest against
their checklist, saying we are trying to embarrass them.
Xezwi added that as the R2K we are
going ahead with the protest where we are going to divide ourselves into two
groups of 15, 100 meters away from each other, which is our right to do so.
“We are going ahead in addressing the
concerns, they should scrap the checklist that denies us our right to protest.
As R2K we are saying the police are trying very hard to prevent communities and
all of us from protesting.” Xezwi concluded.
Labels: R2K to protest against JMPD’s anti-protest polices