VIDEOS, UPDATES: TODAY IS THE 3RD DAY IN-A-ROW OF VIOLENT PROTESTS IN HOUT BAY
Posted on: 03/07/2017

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VIDEOS, UPDATES: TODAY IS THE 3RD DAY IN-A-ROW OF VIOLENT PROTESTS IN HOUT BAY
News, Accidents, Robberies & Incidents | Western Cape | Photos: Ashraf Hendricks,

3 Jul 2017, Hout Bay: Today is the third consecutive day of violent protests in Hout Bay and the violence escalates daily. On Monday. Police used stun grenades, rubber bullets and tear gas to keep protesters away from SAPS while some protesters have been detained.

Protests in the area started on Saturday when community members erected structures blocking traffic in roads.



City of Cape Town mayoral committee member for safety JP Smith asked police to use video footage of "rioters" engaged in public violence and damaging state and private property, to ensure individuals were prosecuted.

"The situation in Hout Bay has become serious and it is clear that it is no longer a matter of community protest, but has now entered the realm of sheer criminality," Smith said.

"Every available city traffic law enforcement and metro police resource has been dispatched to Hout Bay to attempt to contain the situation."


Angie Barry Long posted: "Kronendal Village security guard house damaged. They have also thrown stones at the Retirement Village apartments on Victoria Road, most of these residents are single ladies on their late 70's and 80's. This is going to far now!"


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