Protest still on in Zandspruit

2012-06-13 17:25
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Zandspruit protest

More police officers have been deployed to Beyers Naude Drive, near the Zandspruit informal settlement, where protesters are throwing stones and burning tyres. See the latest pictures.

Johannesburg - A protest by residents of the Zandspruit informal settlement continued at Beyers Naude Drive on Wednesday afternoon, Johannesburg metro police said.

"Earlier, the superintendent from the JRA (Johannesburg Roads Agency) went to clear up the road, but the protesters were still there at the scene, and it [the clean-up] could not be done," spokesperson Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar said.

He said previous information that the protesters had dispersed and the road would be opened after 10:00 was incorrect.

Police officers were deployed to Beyers Naude Drive in the morning when residents threw rocks at passing cars and burnt tyres in the road.

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