Protesters block road in Lenasia

2015-02-23 12:47
Service delivery protests in Lenasia, Johannesburg. (<a href="" target="_blank">Jo&rsquo;burg Metro Police, Twitter</a>)

Service delivery protests in Lenasia, Johannesburg. (Jo’burg Metro Police, Twitter)

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Johannesburg - Residents barricaded the K43 road in Thembelihle, Lenasia, on Monday with burning tyres, Johannesburg metro police said.

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The road was closed between Volta Street and Nirvana Drive as protesters were burning tyres and throwing stones at passing cars, Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar said.

Motorists could use Nirvana Drive or the Golden Highway as alternative routes.

Police spokesperson Lieutenant Kay Makhubela said police used teargas to disperse the protesters, who were apparently demonstrating over service delivery issues.

No injuries had been reported by 11.30 and no one had been arrested.

Police were monitoring the situation.

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