Media: Cold front leads to Cape protests

20 05 2009
Peter Luhanga
May 19, 2009
Source: West Cape News

          Residents of Doornbach informal settlement in Cape Town took to the streets on Sunday night in protest against their living conditions, digging up a portion of a busy road, burning tyres and barricading the road with wood and cement slabs.

Protesters said police had fired rubber bullets to disperse the crowd at about 9.30pm. Police confirmed that rubber bullets had been fired on Sunday night after protesters had refused to disperse.

Although there was a steady drizzle late on Sunday night, it failed to prevent about 1,000 protesters from gathering. Read the rest of this entry »


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