Residents of Hangberg settlement in Hout Bay demonstrate against eviction outside the Cape High Court on Monday, 18 October 2010. Police faced a barrage of rocks and petrol bombs when a number of unoccupied shacks were demolished by council workers last month.The City is seeking the removal of some 50 shacks it says are built on a firebreak on mountainside above the Hangberg settlement.The matter was postponed to November 29th. Picture: Nardus Engelbrecht/SAPA
Residents of Hangberg settlement in Hout Bay demonstrate against eviction outside the Cape High Court on Monday, 18 October 2010. Police faced a barrage of rocks and petrol bombs when a number of unoccupied shacks were demolished by council workers last month.The City is seeking the removal of some 50 shacks it says are built on a firebreak on mountainside above the Hangberg settlement.The matter was postponed to November 29th. Picture: Nardus Engelbrecht/SAPA

Hangberg residents "will not be moved"

By Time of article published Oct 18, 2010

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Residents of Hangberg in Hout Bay, gathered to protest outside the Western Cape High Court against the City's plan to get an interdict to evict the community. The residents built informal structures along a firebreak on the slopes of the Sentinel, and are refusing to move.

Violence erupted about three weeks ago when members of the community wouldn't allow the City's demolition team into the area to demolition the structures.

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