Covid-19: Police to probe flouting of regulations as hundreds protest vaccine passports in Cape Town

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Police monitor a protest against vaccine passports in Cape Town.
Police monitor a protest against vaccine passports in Cape Town.
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  • Western Cape police have opened a case in terms of the Disaster Management Act.
  • This after a large crowd gathered at Sea Point to protest against the Covid-19 vaccine.
  • During the protest, the crowd seemed to be neglecting Covid-19 regulations.

Western Cape police have opened a case in terms of the Disaster Management Act after hundreds of anti-vaxxers gathered in Sea Point to protest the possibility of a vaccine passport.

Members of the Cape Independence Party had joined the protest in support. 

On Saturday morning, the large crowd was seen carrying placards denouncing inoculation and chanting "shame on you" at law enforcement officers. 

Police spokesperson André Traut said officers were deployed in Sea Point to police a gathering of approximately 250 people.

"Appropriate action was taken by our operational forces and the event was concluded at 13:30 without any violence," Traut added.

No arrests were made during the protest.He said a case in terms of the Disaster Management Act was registered.

This follows another anti-vaccination protest in Sea Point last month.

READ | Police conduct internal probe into handling of Sea Point anti-vaxx protest amid flack from public

The police previously said an internal investigation had been instituted into the police's handling of the illegal gathering.

Western Cape police said the probe was yet to be concluded.


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