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Cape Town protesters disperse

2012-06-14 14:37

Cape Town - About 100 people blocked roads with burning tyres in Modderdam, Cape Town, on Thursday morning but later dispersed, Western Cape police said.

Warrant Officer November Filander said residents gathered on the corner of Lavis Drive and 35th Avenue to protest over a lack of housing.

He said stun grenades were used to disperse the crowd as they were throwing stones. The road was cleared by 07:00.

No arrests were made.

On Wednesday morning, about 150 people protested nearby at the corner of Stellenbosch Road and Modderdam East road.

Filander said residents were apparently unhappy about their living conditions and also wanted houses.
A 19-year-old man was arrested for public violence.

A councillor arranged a formal meeting with the community of Freedom Park and Malawi Camp and the crowd dispersed at around 09:30.

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