Municipal building burned down in Kirkwood protest

2014-09-23 11:00
A municpal building burns after protesters set it on fire. (The PE Herald, Twitter)

A municpal building burns after protesters set it on fire. (The PE Herald, Twitter)

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Port Elizabeth - A municipal building was burned to the ground in Kirkwood on Tuesday during protests in the area, Eastern Cape police said.

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About 1 000 protesters went on the rampage, police spokesperson Warrant Officer Basil Feekoei told News24.

Protesters are burning tyres at both entrances to Kirkwood, local radio station Algoa FM News reported.

According to a resident, protesters also set fire to a school but this could not be confirmed.

Feekoei said there was a strong police presence in the area and “lawlessness would not be tolerated”.

“The situation was “under control but still volatile,” said Feekoei.

He said protesters were unhappy with the local municipality.

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