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#EldoradoPark: Protest aftermath leaves Golden Highway blocked

Media take pictures of the protests in Eldorado Park. Picture: Ilanit Chernick

Media take pictures of the protests in Eldorado Park. Picture: Ilanit Chernick

Published May 9, 2017

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Johannesburg – The Golden Highway between the N12 and Union Road on Tuesday remained impassable a day after protesters from Eldorado Park left debris, including rocks, strewn along the thoroughfare.

"Roads inside of Ennerdale, Orange Farm, and Lawley closed today due to protests and reason for that protests is not yet confirmed," said Johannesburg Metro Police spokesperson (JMPD) Wayne Minnaar.

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On Monday, residents of Eldorado Park and Freedom Park took to the street to protest against poor service delivery and a perennial housing shortage.

They set alight tyres in the streets and barricaded roads.

Police being encircled and protesters back on #GoldenHighway: #eldoradopark @ReporterStar pic.twitter.com/JzuHJGrCSI

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— Ilanit Chernick (@LanC_02) May 8, 2017

Running battles continuing rocks, rubber bullets and tear gas continue to fly. #eldoradopark #GoldenHighway @ReporterStar pic.twitter.com/VLCbqWdWi3

— Ilanit Chernick (@LanC_02) May 8, 2017

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Update on #GoldenHighway and #eldoradopark protest: @ReporterStar https://t.co/aHIIxD1ScY

— Ilanit Chernick (@LanC_02) May 8, 2017

The protesters were involved in running battles with the police, who fired rubber bullets at them and used teargas to disperse them Minnaar said members of JMPD and the South African Police Service (SAPS) were monitoring the service delivery and housing protests that have also erupted in Ennerdale, Orange Farm and Lawley.

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