Protesters in Free State arrested

2012-06-01 22:41

Bloemfontein - Nine people were arrested during a protest in Edenburg, in the southern Free State on Friday, police said.

Spokesperson Rulene Kuhn said a group tried to block the R717, the turn-off into town from the N1 highway.

Police used teargas to disperse the crowd and arrested five women and four men for taking part in an illegal gathering.

Township residents told a local radio station that they were struggling with service delivery problems.

They had delivered several memorandums to the municipality highlighting their grievances, but had not had any response.

Kuhn said calm returned to the area later.

  • braamc - 2012-06-02 07:01

    You get what you vote for, bhwah!

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