[WATCH] Cops fire stun grenades, water cannons at protesting restaurant workers
Police fired stun grenades and water cannons at restaurant workers who, in a desperate bid to remain employed, demonstrated outside parliament on Friday.
Police used stun grenades & a water canon to disperse protesters from the tourism and hospitality industry in #CapeTown. Arrests were made. Protesters said that the lockdown regulations are crippling their industry.— Ashraf Hendricks (@AshrafRSA) July 24, 2020
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The hospitality industry has since Wednesday protested the lockdown regulations that have all but decimated the employer of 800 000 people.
Lester Kiewit interviewed Ashleigh Perremore of the #ServeUsPlease movement.
We started off peacefully. Everyone was social distancing… The police rolled in – they gave us a five-minute warning, and within that five minutes they shot water cannons and pepper grenades… It was back and forth for about two hours…Ashleigh Perremore, #ServeUsPlease
We represent tourism as well, the entertainment industry… we’re all interlinked…Ashleigh Perremore, #ServeUsPlease
The millions of mouths that aren’t being fed! People are going to die of starvation… Lift the curfew! … Let’s talk about the liquor ban – give us restrictions but allow us to serve!Ashleigh Perremore, #ServeUsPlease
Listen to the interview in the audio below.
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