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N1 protest turns violent - PICS

Western Cape
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Cape Town 10-09-12 -Touws Rivier residents blocked the N1 with rocks . Police shot tear gas and rubber bullets - Here two policemen get chased by protesters  throwing rocks 
Picture Brenton GeachCape Town 10-09-12 -Touws Rivier residents blocked the N1 with rocks . Police shot tear gas and rubber bullets - Here protestors rob a truck 
Picture Brenton GeachCape Town 120910  Protesters block the N1 
Photo by Brenton GeachZion Park residents hurl rocks at police. Photo: Henk Kruger/Cape ArgusA police officer fires blank rounds to hold off protesters. Picture: Henk Kruger/ Cape ArgusKwaZulu-Natal police used teargas to disperse striking miners from the Forbes & Manhattan Coal processing plant in Dundee. File photo by Henk Kruger/Cape ArgusResidents scatter as police use blue-coloured water on the crowd.	Picture: Henk Kruger/Cape ArgusPolice point a rifle at a group of men in the road during a service delivery protest in Touws River. Photo: Henk Kruger/Cape Argus120910. Cape Town. Protesters on the N1 during a serv ice delivery in Touwsriver
 Picture Henk Kruger/Cape Argus

Tear gas, rubber bullets and a water cannon were used to quell a service delivery protest in Touws River on Monday when hundreds of residents forced the closure of the N1, which stayed closed for most of the day and was reopened early on Monday night.

The Zion Park community was protesting about a lack of services on a piece of municipal land they had invaded a year ago. They have threatened to continue protesting until their demands are met.

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