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8 people arrested in Cape Town during #TotalShutdownCT

25 September 2018 1:09 PM
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Eight people arrested in Cape Town as protests turn violent during the initiative to protest gangsterism, crime, and poverty.

Eight people have been arrested after residents in areas including Kensington, Bonteheuwel, Bishop Lavis, Manenberg, Kraaifontein and Hanover Park took to the streets on Tuesday morning during the #TotalShutdownCT campaign..

People were arrested for public violence following an altercation with the police.

Speaking to Xolani Gwala, EWN reporter Shamiela Fisher says at the moment the areas are quiet and they have been told by the organisers that a press briefing will be held later on Tuesday.

READ:Mass shutdown planned for Tuesday across WC

They are saying that they will be informing the media about further plans or what has unfolded in that press briefing later today.

Shamiela Fisher, EWN Reporter

She says that there was a heavy police presence in the areas she attended after protesters tried to block the main intersection as part of a series of coordinated demonstrations against crime.

Gwala also spoke to MMC for Community Safety in the City of Cape Town, JP Smith who says as the city they are incredibly sympathetic to the cause.

Because the stated intention is to force the authorities to sit up and pay attention to what is happening with crime and policing.

JP Smith, MMC for Community Safety in the City of Cape Town

He adds that the protestors didn't apply for a permit which was problematic.

Listen below to the full interview:


This article first appeared on 702 : 8 people arrested in Cape Town during #TotalShutdownCT


25 September 2018 1:09 PM
Tags:
Cape Town
Mass shutdown
8 people arrested

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