Residents protesting in Westlake Drive and Steenberg Road. Picture: Tracey Adams
Residents protesting in Westlake Drive and Steenberg Road. Picture: Tracey Adams

Violent Steenberg protests cause road closures, chaos

By Staff Reporter Time of article published Jun 4, 2018

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Cape Town - A large group of protesters in Steenberg and Westlake Drive wreaked havoc in Cape Town on Monday morning.

According to City of Cape Town officials, 30 protesters threw petrol bombs and burned tyres, resulting in road closures.

"Steenberg Road and Westlake Drive has been closed to traffic due to violent protesting in the area. Motorists are asked to please stay away from Steenberg Road and Tokai Road as well as the main road intersections of Steenberg Road and use the main road as an alternative route," said the City of Cape Town's Maxine Bezuidenhout.

Residents protesting in Westlake Drive and Steenberg Road. Picture: Tracey Adams

Cape Town - #ProtestAction Westlake Drive / Steenberg Road - EXPECT DELAYS / Diversions through the area pic.twitter.com/edc5m0W6Z2

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Police await back up after they were pushed out.

This is a developing story.

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