Six arrested after protesters shoot at police

2016-01-26 20:22


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Johannesburg - Six people were arrested after protesters from Precast squatter camp in Lenasia fired at police on Tuesday, Gauteng police said.

The protests over service delivery started on Monday, Lieutenant Kay Makhubela said.

"Today [Tuesday] they started attacking the police at the Vehicle Identification Section (VIS) camps and started throwing stones and shooting live ammunition at police.

"Police dispersed them with rubber bullets."

Six people were arrested for public violence, attempted murder and damage to property.

Many cars parked outside the VIS camp were damaged, said Makhubela.

The six are expected to appear in court soon.

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