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[WATCH] Cops fire stun grenades, water cannons at protesting restaurant workers

24 July 2020 12:58 PM
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Ashleigh Perremore
#ServeUsPlease

It was peaceful until the police came in and started shooting pepper grenades, says Ashleigh Perremore of #ServeUsPlease.

Police fired stun grenades and water cannons at restaurant workers who, in a desperate bid to remain employed, demonstrated outside parliament on Friday.

The hospitality industry has since Wednesday protested the lockdown regulations that have all but decimated the employer of 800 000 people.


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Image credit: Screengrabbed from @MurrayRSA (twitter.com/MurrayRSA/status/1286590496698175488)

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.


24 July 2020 12:58 PM
Tags:
restaurants
restaurant industry
Coronavirus
Lockdown
COVID-19
Coronavirus in South Africa
covid-19 in south africa
covid-19 in western cape
coronavirus in western cape
restaurant protest
Ashleigh Perremore
#ServeUsPlease

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