WATCH: Alexandra shutdown over service delivery

2019-04-03 10:52
Protests rock Alexandra. (Thabang Mathibedi)

Protests rock Alexandra. (Thabang Mathibedi)

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One of the Johannesburg's oldest suburbs is under lockdown as people demand basic services from the DA-led municipality.

LIVE: Alexandra volatile as residents descend on London Road

The JMPD told News24 that officers are conducting cat-and-mouse battles with protesters.

"The tyres are on the side of the road," JMPD spokesperson Wayne Minnaar told News24.

"They are burning tyres, but the traffic is moving," he added.

Minnaar said there were no injuries to officers and two protesters were arrested.

London Road is a protest hotspot at the moment and officers have regularly been clearing the road of barricades.

"As soon as the officers clear the barricades, then the people come back," said Minnaar.

"We will stay here as long as necessary."

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