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WATCH: Rubber bullets fired, protesters in Zwelihle arrested after standoff with police

11 July, 04:39 PM

Police fired rubber bullets at protesters in Hermanus and made several arrests following a standoff on Wednesday.

At least 1 000 residents of Zwelihle, Hermanus, were involved in a standoff with police officers, using rocks and debris to block a main road.

Unrest followed claims that the arrest of a local community activist was imminent.

Unrest flared up overnight, according to Hermanus police's Colonel Luthando Nosilela.

Read: Rubber bullets, teargas as night of unrest continues in Hermanus

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