Two arrested for violent protest

File photo.

File photo.

Published Jun 7, 2012


Two people were arrested when a service delivery protest in Booysens Park, Port Elizabeth, turned violent on Thursday, Eastern Cape police said.

Warrant Officer Alwin Labans said the protest started at noon.

“Protesters torched the office of a local councillor, while roads were barricaded with rocks and logs.”

Labans said the situation was quiet on Thursday evening and that police were monitoring the area.

The two people arrested faced charges of public violence and were expected to appear in court soon, he said. - Sapa

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