W Cape cops arrest 4 protesters

2012-03-05 16:30

Cape Town - Four people were arrested early on Monday morning for public violence in Grabouw, Western Cape police said.

Warrant Officer November Filander said residents began blocking roads and burning tyres just before midnight.

"The reason for the violence is that they alleged that a local school only caters for coloured learners and not for other learners of colour, and want a school to be built for them," he said.

The four were arrested around 01:00 when police found tyres and a petrol container in their white Nissan bakkie.