Cops on high alert after Soweto protest

2013-04-18 11:02
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Johannesburg - Police are on high alert at the Elias Motsoaledi informal settlement in Soweto, south of Johannesburg, on Thursday following protests a day earlier.

Johannesburg metro police spokesperson Edna Mamonyane said a large police contingent was being maintained in the area in case protests flared up again.

Protesters blockaded Chris Hani Road at the corner of Nicholas Street with burning tyres and stoned vehicles on Wednesday.

"The situation is calm this morning, but we will continue monitoring the area throughout the day," Mamonyane said.

SA Police Services spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Katlego Mogale said one man was arrested.

"The man will appear in the Protea Magistrate's court soon," Mogale said.



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