Pretoria - Violence broke out in the Pretoria CBD on Wednesday between the Tshwane metro police and informal traders, metro police said.
Senior Superintendent Isaac Mahamba said around 50 hawkers pelted metro police with stones during a routine inspection at midday.
“Two of our vehicles were damaged. Fortunately no one was injured,” he said.
The conflict broke out at the corner of Bloed and Paul Kruger streets while metro police were inspecting the licences of traders.
Deputy secretary of the Tshwane Barekisi Informal Traders Forum, Mary Ngema, said they had been in discussions with metro police.