Ocean View protests Day 3: Police use water cannon to disperse crowd

Protests in Ocean View entered its third day as community members demand that police should act and remove gangsters from the community.

EWN Kevin Brandt says there have been some developments. He says community representatives engaged with officials from Saps with regards to the community's demands.

Residents are saying there have been 20 gang-related murders in the community in 2017 alone.

Saps officials said that a plan is in place to address issues of gangsterism in Ocean View.

Gang violence is the reason why this community is taking to the street to protests for the past three days.

Kevin Brandt, EWN reporter

On Friday they started again with burning tires on Kommetjie Road preventing traffic from entering the community. The police closed a section of Kommetjie Road.

Kevin Brandt, EWN reporter

Brandt says earlier there had been a stand-off between residents and the police where the police were forced to use the water cannon to disperse the crown and push them back into the community.

The residents are demanding that the provincial police commissioner, Lieutenant-General Khombinkosi Jula, should come and address them.

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