Housing protest in Cape Town

By SAPA Time of article published Jul 26, 2012

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About 200 people took part in a housing delivery protest in Grassy Park, Cape Town, on Thursday morning, police said.

Warrant Officer November Filander said residents gathered on the corner of 5th Avenue and Old Strandfontein Road around 5.30am because they were unhappy about the non-delivery of housing.

They damaged five traffic lights, burned tyres and blockaded the roads.

“Police had to use smoke and stun grenades to disperse the crowd. They arrested about 21 people for public violence,” he said.

The roads were re-opened by 9am.

Small groups of people were still on the scene by lunchtime. – Sapa

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