Protesters blocking roads in Daveyton

BY NATALI IVERSON - AUGUST 19, 2014

Protesters in Daveyton on the East Rand have blocked roads with tree branches and burning tyres after being barred from occupying land in that area, the Ekurhuleni metropolitan police said.

"The whole situation started yesterday [Monday] when people tried to illegally invade land and law enforcement took action and prevented them from doing so,” spokesperson Chief Superintendent Wilfred Kgasago said.

"They are angry and at 05h00 started barricading roads with rocks, tree-trunks, tyres and other objects. The roads affected are those leading in and out of Daveyton”.

Streets blocked included Gumede Street, Eiselen Street and Laurie Road.

Police are in the process of removing the items blocking the road. No arrests have been made at this stage.

 

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