West Rand protesters face charges

2014-02-02 07:59
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Johannesburg - A case of public violence was opened against protesters in Honingklip, near Krugersdorp on the West Rand, on Saturday, Gauteng police said.

"No arrests have been made yet," said Sergeant Obakeng Mabaso.

About 100 people began protesting on Saturday morning, demanding better service delivery.

The protest involved residents blocking the N14 with bricks and stones.

Two residents were taken to hospital for minor injuries, Mabaso said.

Residents also threw stones at security guards, who fired rubber bullets in an attempt to disperse the crowd.

Police were then called to the scene.

"They [police] dispersed the crowd and stabilised the situation," Mabaso said.

Police were still monitoring the situation.

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