Toilet protesters torch cars

2012-05-10 12:12
Johannesburg - Two cars were torched during a protest over toilets in Kwa Thema, on the East Rand, police said on Thursday.

Warrant Officer Tommy Tomlinson said the cars were burned on Wednesday evening. No other violence was reported and the area was quiet on Thursday.

"A community meeting was held on Wednesday afternoon to address the situation."

He said councillors asked residents during the meeting to remain calm and to grant them two weeks to address their demands.

Police were told protesters took to the streets after a contractor, who was supposed to build toilets and develop a drainage system in the township, left the area.

The protests began on Tuesday night after a community meeting.
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