Signs, traffic lights destroyed in Tshwane protest

2014-11-26 14:52
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Johannesburg - Road signs and traffic lights were destroyed as people protested against the dismantling of shacks built illegally on government land in Nellmapius, the Tshwane metro police said on Wednesday.

"The protesters gathered very early in the morning and burnt tyres along Solomon Mahlangu Drive," said Senior Superintendent Isaac Mahamba.

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"Road signs and some traffic lights were destroyed before police arrived."

Large groups of people converged in Nellmapius two weeks ago demanding they be given free land to build their own houses.

The City of Tshwane then obtained a court interdict prohibiting the occupation of the land.
Mahamba said the road had been cleared.

"Police are keeping an eye on activities in the area," he said.

No one was arrested and no injuries were reported.

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