Du Noon protest over

2013-07-26 16:34
Du Noon residents taking part in a protest. (Du Noon Facebook page)

Du Noon residents taking part in a protest. (Du Noon Facebook page)

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Cape Town - A service delivery protest in Du Noon in the Western Cape is now over and all roads have been re-opened, according to local residents.
Thousands of residents began protesting early on Friday morning.
Roads were closed after protesters blocked them with poles and rubble.

Police spokesperson Frederick van Wyk said the group threw rubble onto the N7 and Potsdam Road intersection at Du Noon from 05:00, in protest over service delivery.

"Later, splinter groups of protesters prevented people from going to work. Some of these people were assaulted and the SA Police Service [SAPS] used stun grenade[s] to disperse the protesters," he said.

The group then started damaging road signs and set electrical poles alight.

They also stoned police.

One officer was injured and some police vehicles were damaged.

Police used stun grenades and rubber bullets to disperse the crowd.

No other casualties were reported.

There was heavy police presence at the municipal offices in Milnerton where residents were to hand over a memorandum.

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