Daveyton protesters block roads after police stop their land invasion

2014-08-19 09:27

Protesters are blockading roads in Daveyton on the East Rand today after they were prevented from invading land in the area, Ekurhuleni metro police said.

“The situation started yesterday when people tried to illegally invade land and law enforcement took action and prevented them from doing so,” spokesperson Chief Superintendent Wilfred Kgasago said.

“They are angry and at 5am started barricading roads with rocks, tree trunks, tyres and other objects. The roads affected are those leading in and out of Daveyton.”

He said the blockaded roads included Gumede Street, Eiselen Street and Laurie Road.

Police were trying to remove some of the barricades, he said.

No arrests had been made and no injuries had been reported.

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