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2 arrested for public violence in Mangaung

2012-07-09 17:42

Johannesburg - Two people were arrested for public violence during a protest between Phase 4 and Phase 5 in Mangaung on Monday, Free State police said.

Warrant Officer Zweli Mohobeleli said about 300 protesters barricaded Dewetsdorp road with rocks.

Police used stun grenades to disperse them when they refused to clear the road.

Mohobeleli said protesters pelted police with stones when two men were arrested, after the protest started in the morning over service delivery.

The barricaded road was being cleared and no injuries had been reported, he said.

The arrested men would appear in the Bloemfontein Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.