2 arrested in North West protest

2013-02-26 15:31
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Johannesburg - Two women were arrested for public violence during an illegal protest in Letlhabile, near Brits, on Tuesday, North West police said.

Police spokesperson Sabata Mokgwabone said the police fired rubber bullets to disperse a group of people marching towards the business area.

He said the group was demanding water, after taps ran dry at the weekend.

"They were promised that they will have water by Monday evening. This morning when there was no water they embarked on an illegal protest march."

They barricaded the road passing through the township to Hebron.

"Residents then marched from Centreville towards the business areas. Police fired rubber bullets to disperse them," Mokgwabone said.

Two women, both aged 35, were arrested for public violence.

"No injuries have been reported. The situation is calm and the police are monitoring it."

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