Hundreds gather for Cosatu march in Bloem

2012-03-07 09:35
Bloemfontein - Hundreds of people had started to gathered at Batho Hall in Bloemfontein on Wednesday morning, ahead of a nationwide Congress of SA Trade Unions protest.

The crowd, which continued to swell by the minute, was dressed in yellow and red. They appeared in a relaxed mood as they danced, sang and held placards reading: "Stop e-tolling".

There were no police in sight.

Nearby, schoolchildren were helped safely across the road by a uniformed scholar patrol.

There was no visible change to traffic flow and minibus taxi ranks were operating as usual.

Cosatu is protesting in 32 areas across the country against the e-tolling system and labour brokers.

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