Violence stalls DA march

2014-02-12 13:04

Violence in central Joburg forced DA supporters to turn back from a march for “real jobs”.

DA supporters were today re-routed back to the Westgate transport hub after violence flared up on Rissik Street in Joburg.

“The protest is being re-routed back to the starting point,” said metro police spokesperson Superintendent Wayne Minnaar.

Police fired three stun grenades at a group of people in ANC attire who were seen running towards the DA marchers.

The group threw petrol bombs at police at the corner of Miriam Makeba and Fox streets.

A Sapa reporter at the scene said at least four petrol bombs were thrown at police near the Johannesburg Magistrates’ Court.

About 100 officers descended on the street to try and restore calm.

DA Gauteng premier candidate Mmusi Maimane told reporters that members of the ANC had thrown stones at them.

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