[VIDEOS] Surfers arrested at Muizenberg beach for #BackInTheWater protest
Surfers and sea lovers gathered at the sandy walkway at Surfer's Corner, demanding that the government lets them back in the water.
This is one of the local beaches where protesters planned to stage the nationwide #BackInTheWater protest.
Several protesters were arrested after police warned that they had to keep moving during the exercise period.
Those who did not move were arrested, reports News24 journalist Murray Williams, who was on the scene.
They were arrested for standing still.Murray Williams, journalist at News24
Initially, the police seemed to be okay with the protest, but then things changed.Murray Williams, journalist at News24
According to Williams, one protester fled the scene on his bicycle and a police chase ensued. "He decided to cycle off despite the police insisting that he was under arrest", he told CapeTalk.
Live update from Surfer's Corner:— MURRAY WILLIAMS (@NoSurrenderRSA) May 5, 2020
Peaceful protesters standing alongside the beach - #BackInTheWater
Now told by police to "keep moving" - otherwise their presence will not be classified as "exercise".
WATCH:@News24 @TeamNews24 pic.twitter.com/i5fVAEKQeo
A number of protesters also staged a demonstration at Blouberg Beach in Table View this morning.
Surfers protesting on Blouberg Beach, CapeTown over not being allowed to surf under current lockdown level 4, police on the scene but all peaceful #Lockdownlevel4 #CapeTown #TheWC pic.twitter.com/kyu6Jvd7BR— Mani (@opensaysmani) May 5, 2020
More pics from the surfers protest at blouberg beach this morning. pic.twitter.com/G6w6IJYsmD— Rob Matthews (@RobMat11) May 5, 2020
Surfer Andrew Ma says the government has not given any compelling reason why ocean sports cannot resume under level 4.
What would the reason be? What's wrong with walking on the beach? What is the government's reason? That's what people are trying to highlight.Andrew Ma, surfer
Surfer Alan van Gysen says gathering in one place to stage the protest was not the most sensible idea, although he supports the movement.
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