Taxi rank trashed in Durban

2012-05-19 12:47
Durban - About 50 protesters overturned bins and trashed the Besters taxi rank in Phoenix, north of Durban, on Saturday.

“They allegedly threw bottles at the patrol vehicles and with back-up from the flying squad, the group was dispersed and order restored,” said KwaZulu-Natal police spokesman Colonel Jay Naicker.

The incident was believed to be related to the taxi strike, which started in Durban's city centre on Thursday.

Taxi drivers complained that eThekwini's metro police were targeting them when issuing traffic fines. About 60 people were arrested since the start of the strike.

The city streets were quiet on Saturday with no taxis operating or protesters visible.

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