Protesters turn on cops, tear gas fired

2012-03-26 19:10

Johannesburg - Tear gas was fired at protesting residents of Kya Sands, north of Johannesburg, on Monday afternoon, Gauteng police said.

Lieutenant Colonel Lungelo Dlamini said a small group of protesters started throwing stones at police escorting them back to the Inadan informal settlement.

Police retaliated by firing gas canisters at those who were being unruly, and restored calm, he said.

The protesters had dispersed after 13:00, but later regrouped and blocked Riverbend and Aghulas Roads, said Democratic Alliance ward councillor Matome Mafokwane.

He said police fired rubber bullets at the crowd, but Dlamini denied this.

  • James - 2012-03-26 19:38

    These cops are lucky its only these people uprising against them, maybe they will be running their fat asses off if they came across an organised group. Why are our police so fat and unfit these days, do they not do a fitness test anymore?

      Yar - 2012-03-26 20:48

      Too much fried chicken and too little work and exercise.

  • Brad.Kopping - 2012-03-26 19:57

    HA! you guys get what you deserve...everyone told you nt to vote ANC, yet you vote...and you complain! don't complain you brought this on yourself!!

      TaniaSandraSteyn - 2012-03-26 21:01

      They have a DA Councillor, again.

  • Bob - 2012-03-26 20:14

    These protests are becoming more frequent! Disorganised, sporadic and small they might be at the moment, but give it time, I think we will see much more of this in the future, but bigger and better organised! A big wake up call for everyone is in the making!

  • Sidney Gilroy - 2012-03-26 20:16

    Black, White, Indian and Coloureds are SICK and TIRED of reading of the BILLIONS the ANC has stolen from this country while they live in poverty, fear and injustice. Rise up Rainbow Nation...take back your country.

  • Gregory - 2012-03-27 08:13

    Viva protesters Viva. Let the uprising begin. Down with the corrupt Anc down.

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