Police monitor Hout Bay after protests

2017-09-13 20:07
Western Cape police (Tammy Petersen, News24)

Western Cape police (Tammy Petersen, News24)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Cape Town – Police and law enforcement officers monitored Hout Bay on Wednesday after protests flared up over fishing rights and service delivery.

Western Cape police spokesperson FC van Wyk said they remained in the area to defuse the situation.

“The police presence will be maintained and the area will be monitored.”

Residents and officers had faced off on the streets on Tuesday, with burning items blocking the road and a 14-year-old boy being hit with a rubber bullet.

On Wednesday, closures remained in place at Atlantic Skipper Road, said City of Cape Town traffic spokesperson Richard Coleman.

Van Wyk said two cases of public violence were being investigated, although no arrests had yet been made.

Furniture had been dragged from the Mariner’s Wharf restaurant to form a burning barricade on Tuesday.

Hout Bay fishermen demanded an urgent meeting with Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) because of the frustration they were experiencing with the department.

ALSO READ: Protesting Western Cape fishermen demand urgent meeting with minister

Small scale fishermen said they felt marginalised in having to compete with big companies.

Protests were also centred on frustrations over housing and electricity.

Read more on:    cape town  |  service delivery  |  protests

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
Watch: Investing in the future through child development

An investment of R32-million into 11 early childhood development centres is changing the future for children in the Northern Cape.

/News
Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.