Zandspruit protest closes off road

2012-06-13 07:26
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More police officers have been deployed to Beyers Naude Drive, near the Zandspruit informal settlement, where protesters are throwing stones and burning tyres. See the latest pictures.

Johannesburg - Protesters in Zandspruit were throwing stones at cars resulting in the closure of Beyers Naude Drive, Johannesburg metro police said on Wednesday.

"Due to rocks and stones in the road and people throwing stones at cars we have had to close Beyers Naude Drive near Peter Road," spokesperson Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar said.

"Cars going from Krugersdorp to Johannesburg will not be able to use that road. We are not sure about the reasons for the protest but it is not safe."

Minnaar said there is a heavy police presence in the area.

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