Kya Sands protesters disperse

2015-10-12 16:09
Protesters in Kya Sands, Johannesburg. (Jacques Steenkamp, Twitter)

Protesters in Kya Sands, Johannesburg. (Jacques Steenkamp, Twitter)

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Johannesburg - At least 5 000 protesters in Kya Sands, Johannesburg, dispersed late on Monday morning after cars were stoned and police fired rubber bullets.

"Protesters cleared the road around 11:00. Police are still keeping watch in the area," Johannesburg metro police chief superintendent Wayne Minnaar said.

Around 06:30 police had to block off roads after residents placed rocks on them.

Both metro police and SAPS confirmed the number of protesters swelled from about 200 early in the morning to about 5 000.

Police fired rubber bullets and teargas at the protesters.

At 10:00 the protesters marched to an open area besides Riverbend Road and handed over a memorandum to government officials.

Earlier warrant officer Balan Muthan said the protest was over a lack of housing.

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