Police fire rubber bullets at Diepsloot protesters

2015-01-31 15:27
Tyres are burnt in Bekkersdal during a service delivery protest. (Werner Beukes, Sapa)

Tyres are burnt in Bekkersdal during a service delivery protest. (Werner Beukes, Sapa)

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Johannesburg - Police fired rubber bullets at a group of protesters in Diepsloot, north of Johannesburg following an attempted land grab in the area on Saturday.

The group started throwing stones at police who were patrolling the area on foot, said spokesperson Daniel Mavimbela.

"A four-year-old boy is receiving medical treatment for an injury he sustained on the upper body. The cause thereof is being investigated."

Earlier, police said a group of about hundred people attempted to occupy vacant land in the area.

Some members of the group barricaded Ingwenyama Road with tyres and other objects.

A 36-year-old man was arrested in connection with public violence. He is expected to appear in the Randburg Magistrate's Court soon.

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