Tyres burnt, traffic blocked during Joburg CBD protest

2016-02-24 11:30
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PICS: Flames in Joburg CBD for unprotected JRA strike

Workers from the Johannesburg Roads Agency are on strike on Sauer Street in the CBD, with tyres and tree trucks being burnt in protest. View pics from the strike here.

Johannesburg - Protesters were burning tyres and blocking traffic in in central Johannesburg on Wednesday morning.

Johannesburg Roads Agency employees were behind the protest, Metro police spokesperson Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar said.

Pixley ka Isaka Seme (Sauer), Pritchard, Rahima Moosa (Jeppe), and Lilian Ngoyi (Bree) streets were affected.

Minnaar said that officers were on the scene.

The JRA could not immediately be reached for comment and it was not clear what the protest was about. On its Twitter account, the agency said it condemned the unprotected strike.

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