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Violent in #ParkwoodProtests erupt again

Parkwood in Cape Town was on Wednesday again the scene of violent protests over land and housing, as residents took to the streets and threw stones at police and other law enforcement agencies.

According to Wayne Dyason of the City of Cape Town, the protests forced the closure of Prince George Drive in both directions between Dick Burton Road and De Waal roads, as residents attempted to erect structures on vacant land adjacent to the highway.

Parkwood protests

“Structures are currently being dismantled by the housing contractor,” Dyason said. “A few incidents of the stoning of officials occurred. SAPS retaliated by firing non-lethal rounds. The area is saturated with officers from SAPS, Law Enforcement, Metro, and Traffic. The situation currently under control.”

Parkwood protests

The protests erupted a week ago as residents of Parkwood, many of them backyard dwellers, demanded land and houses.

Source: IOL



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