Mamelodi peaceful after protests

2010-03-24 11:38

Mamelodi East, where service delivery protests turned violent

earlier this week, was quiet this morning, Pretoria police said.

A strong police contingent remained in the area after two people

were arrested for public violence yesterday afternoon.

The police had to fire rubber bullets at protesters who were

throwing stones at cars and blockading roads leading in and out of the


Spokesman Captain Johannes Maheso said the police hoped for a

quieter day today.

“We haven’t heard of anything that might trigger more protests,” he


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