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Protesters’ kids inhale teargas

Cape Town - Three minors were treated for teargas inhalation during a protest in Mossel Bay on Monday, Western Cape police said.

“The minors were treated by paramedics and later released,” said Captain Malcolm Pojie.

File picture: Brenton Geach. Credit: INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPERS

He said they were with their parents, who were protesting, when police fired teargas after the crowd turned unruly.

The ages of the minors were not immediately known.

Pojie said residents had protested in Kwanonqaba location for service delivery.

“They burned tyres, threw petrol bombs and stoned several police vehicles.”

The protest began on Sunday when residents damaged a street light and burned a municipal building.

Thirteen people were arrested for public violence but were released on Monday afternoon, pending an investigation.

Malcolm said the situation was still volatile but police were monitoring the area.

He dismissed reports that a teenager was shot and injured when police fired rubber bullets.

Sapa

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