Taung protests continue

2011-03-22 06:33

Protesters continued barricading roads at Kokomeng in Taung overnight, North West police said today.

“It went on during the night. They barricaded roads with rocks and burning tyres,” said Captain Adele Myburgh.

The police managed to re-open the roads.

Myburgh said no further arrests were made and the situation was under control this morning.

Yesterday afternoon, police fired rubber bullets at protesters and arrested three men and five women for public violence.

The SABC reported that the protesters were unhappy with the provincial African National Congress candidate lists for the upcoming local government elections.

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