Police watch Cape protest

2012-05-28 18:13

Johannesburg - Western Cape police were keeping watch on a protest in Botrivier on Monday afternoon.

Police spokesperson Warrant Officer November Filander said about 800 residents took to the streets in the morning to protest against poor service delivery.

"Teargas and rubber bullets had to be used to disperse a violent crowd, which blockaded two entrances to the town."

He said one man was arrested on Monday and charged with public violence.

A meeting was held on Monday afternoon with local community leaders and councillors.

"The crowd grew smaller. About 350 protesters were moving to the local sportsfield where they will be addressed by the community leaders and a memorandum will also be handed over," Filander said.

He described the situation on Monday afternoon as calm with police still keeping watch.

  • - 2012-05-28 19:30

    Please can everybody make sure they do not vote for the ANC we must make a stand against these dictators. If you should decide you don't want to vote, the ANC will automatically get your vote. i don't care who you vote for, as long as it is not the ANC. But please whatever you do, do not decide not to vote because the ruling party automatically gets those votes please please please

      Sechaba30 - 2012-05-28 19:56

      How does it automatically get those votes if we decide not to vote? you smoke something very bad.

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