22 arrested in Jeppestown protest

By Drum Digital
18 March 2015

Twenty-two people were arrested in Jeppestown, Johannesburg, on Wednesday, Gauteng police said.

Lieutenant Kay Makhubela said they were arrested after they turned violent when their planned march to the Johannesburg mayor's office was not allowed to proceed.

"They did not have a permit to march. They were not allow to march and they turned violent."

The protest started on Tuesday night after they were informed that they would be evicted from dilapidated buildings they occupied.

Makhubela said order was restored and police were monitoring the situation.


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