10 arrested in protest over electricity

2011-10-18 08:36
Johannesburg - Ten people were arrested for public violence during a protest about electricity in Damonsville near Brits, North West police said on Tuesday.

Residents barricaded roads, burned tyres, and threw stones at police on Monday, said Lieutenant Colonel Lesego Metsi.

They were insisting that someone from the municipality explain to them why their electricity had been cut off.

When the Madibeng local municipality mayor Poppy Magongwa visited the community on Monday afternoon, two tyres on her car were punctured.

"They wanted to keep her there, they didn't want to let her go," said Metsi.

"She needed to be escorted out of there by police."

Metsi said rubber bullets and gas canisters were used to disperse the crowd.

Police were still on the scene monitoring the situation on Tuesday morning.

"Today the situation is the same," he said.

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