PICS: Unrest in #Atteridgeville ahead of anti-migrant march

Published Feb 24, 2017


Pretoria – Anti-immigrant protesters are turning motorists away in Atteridgeville, west of Pretoria.

They have block roads with burning tyres ahead of today’s anti-migrant march.

WF Nkomo Street is a no-go area.

Photo: Oupa Mokoena/Pretoria News

Protesters are stoning cars and telling motorists to join them.

Tensions are high, with the media and police being prevented from entering Atteridgeville. SABC equipment was taken but later returned.

Pretoria News photographer Oupa Mokoena was harassed and ordered to delete pictures while police officers watched.

Some marchers are heading to Marabastaad in the city centre to join the Mamelodi Concerned Residents.

Photo: Oupa Mokoena/Pretoria News

From there, they will march, against Illegal immigrants, to the Department of Home Affairs.

The unrest started at about 5 am ahead the match scheduled for later this morning.

Pretoria News

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