Rubber bullets fired at Tembisa protest

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iol news pic generic teargas protest INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPERS Police use teargas, rubber bullets and stun grenades to subdue protesters. File picture: Brenton Geach

Johannesburg - Police were monitoring the situation following a housing protest at Rabie Ridge in Tembisa on the east Rand, where rubber bullets were fired on Tuesday, Gauteng police said.

“Two hours ago the police fired rubber bullets to disperse the protesting residents and two of the protesters were arrested for public violence,” said Lt-Col Lungelo Dlamini.

“No injuries have been reported. Police are on the scene monitoring the situation. They (the residents) allege they were protesting about housing in the area.”

Modderfontein Road, which had earlier been closed, was now open.

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