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WATCH: Police fire rubber bullets at angry Parkwood land protesters

23 May, 01:17 PM

Parkwood residents were up in arms against police officials on Wednesday morning as backyard dwellers were evicted from illegally occupied land. Police fired rubber bullets at an angry crowd of residents after they had hurled rocks towards the police.

A 15-year-old boy was struck in the mouth by a projectile after officers reacted to being stoned and pelted with golf balls during violent protests over housing in Parkwood, the City of Cape Town said on Sunday.

Officials confirmed a group invaded a public space and put up pegs and structures on Saturday in a protest for land.

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