Joburg highway closed by protesters

2012-12-06 11:07
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E-tolling drive-slow

Protesters gather to block up Joburg and Pretoria's highways as part of a protest against e-tolling. See all the pictures. Send us your pictures.

Johannesburg - The N3 highway was closed for a short while by protesters in a "drive-slow" motorcade against e-tolling on Thursday.

Cars turned sideways and closed the highway around 10:15.

Motorists alighted and began dancing on the freeway, while police, who were monitoring the motorcade, headed towards them.

Police spoke to protesters and the motorcade began moving slowly again.

However, some people remained on the highway and continued dancing.

Protesters want the e-toll system dropped. Last week, Cosatu threatened to occupy Gauteng streets, and block freeways during the protest.

The Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance has brought a court application to have the e-toll project scrapped, but a ruling has yet to be made.

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