Thousands gather for DA march

2014-02-12 11:29

Thousands of excited Democratic Alliance (DA) supporters in blue gathered at the Westgate transport hub in the Joburg CBD ahead of a march for “real” jobs today.

Buses ferrying marchers continued to drop off members who were singing, dancing, blowing whistles and vuvuzelas and clapping their hands.

Marshals wearing black-and-green reflector vests manned the entrance to a cordoned-off area where marchers had gathered. They checked people’s bags as they entered the meeting area.

A police helicopter flew overhead and police officers lined the surrounding streets – some on horseback. Many people wore hats or stood under umbrellas to protect themselves from the morning sun.

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