Tembisa protesters disperse

2011-09-19 13:09

A crowd protesting against service delivery in Tembisa, Ekurhuleni, today has dispersed, police said. “There are less than 100 people left,” said Captain Pinky Tsinyane in the afternoon.

She said some residents were still waiting at the Endayeni taxi rank to hear from community leaders whether they had permission for a protest march. Police fired rubber bullets to disperse protesters earlier this morning.

About 2 000 protesters threw bottles and stones at police when they were told to disperse. They barricaded roads with burning tyres and rocks.

The situation, however, had calmed and police were monitoring the area, Tsinyane said.

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