Informal traders march in Braamfontein

2010-11-10 11:15

About 100 informal traders gathered at Mary Fitzgerald Square in Braamfontein this morning to protest against alleged police abuse of hawkers.

Dressed in yellow, red and green T-shirts, the protesters aim to raise awareness about the informal traders who say they are being victimised by metro police on the streets of Johannesburg.

Brightly painted banners called for metro police to “stop harassing and torturing hawkers, eliminate poverty and unemployment”.

The protesters intend marching to the mayor’s office in Braamfontein to hand over a memorandum of requests.

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