Charges laid against Youth League

2012-08-29 06:54

Charges have been laid against the ANC Youth League in the Western Cape after a protest march.

“The charge is failure to comply (with) regulations of the Gatherings Act,” said Captain Frederick van Wyk yesterday.

Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille said the Youth League had failed to adhere to the starting time for its march to the provincial legislature on Monday.

The Youth League had been given permission to assemble at Kaizergracht from 10am on Monday.

The march was to have begun no later than 11am.

However, part of the group gathered at the wrong location, at the Salt River Station.

Another group from Kaizergracht joined the protesters at the Salt River Station just after noon.

The police consolidated them into one group before the march proceeded.

De Lille said the Youth League had violated two of the conditions in the Gatherings Act and the approved march application.

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