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WATCH: Hout Bay residents clash with police during 'crime prevention' operation

30 August, 04:26 PM

Police came out in full force to conduct a "crime prevention" operation in Hangberg, Hout Bay, on Thursday.

In response, residents started protesting; flares were fired and tyres were burned in Atlantic Skipper Road and Karbonkel Road, police spokesperson Noloyiso Rwexana said.

Police conducted an early-morning raid, arresting suspected illegal fishermen. 

Earlier this month, Fisheries Minister Senzeni Zokwana said that he had issued directives to accelerate the process of awarding fishing rights.

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