Calm restored in Tembisa

2012-07-26 12:33
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Johannesburg - Police have managed to restore calm in Tembisa where residents were protesting, Gauteng police said on Thursday.

Police were able to prevent a group of about 100 people from barricading the Allandale Road earlier in the morning, said Captain Pinky Tsinyane.

"They were dispersed after they were found dragging tyres to the road," she said.

About 500 protesters from Klipfontein barricaded the Allandale Road with burning tyres on Wednesday afternoon.

It is alleged that the area had been experiencing continuous interruptions to the electricity supply in the past two days.

Tsinyane said police were patrolling the area.

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