Boksburg road cleared after protester blockade with stones, burning tyres

2017-01-21 18:56
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Johannesburg – Commissioner Road in Boksburg has been re-opened following a violent protest on Saturday morning, local police said.

EMPD spokesperson, acting lieutenant colonel Kobeli Mokheseng, said protesters blockaded Commissioner Road between Du Preez and Old Elsburg from around 05:00.

Rubble, stones and burning tyres were used during the demonstration by a group of people claiming to be living nearby.

Mokheseng said metro police and the police K9 unit attended the scene where the group handed a letter of demands to the mayoral committee.

The road was cleared at around 12:45 after the group handed over its letter of demand.

The police were still monitoring the area.

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