Stun grenades, bullets used to disperse Knysna protesters

2015-06-19 17:35
(Hanrick van den Berg)

(Hanrick van den Berg)

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Cape Town - A portion of the N2 outside Knysna has been re-opened to traffic on Friday afternoon after a service delivery protest in the area.

Around 400 people had earlier barricaded the road near Nekkies.

“Our members had to use some stun grenades and rubber bullets to contain them. It is now safe for traffic to travel through,” police spokesperson Malcom Pojie said.

Officers remained in the area to monitor the situation.

Motorist Hanrick van den Berg told News24 the road was blocked with burning portable toilets and tyres.

“About 10 to 15 people were carrying these portable toilets into the road to burn them on top of the tyres. There were about four to five of these toilets.”

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