SAPS NEWS: 21 PEOPLE ARRESTED IN RIEBEEK KASTEEL AND RIEBEEK WEST DURING VIOLENT PROTEST ACTION

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SAPS NEWS: 21 PEOPLE ARRESTED IN RIEBEEK KASTEEL AND RIEBEEK WEST DURING VIOLENT PROTEST ACTION
South African Police Service | Western Cape | NARI

12 Jun 2018, Riebeek Kasteel, Western Cape: POPS members and other Law Enforcement agencies have arrested a total of 21 people since 10 June 2018 when the community members took to the streets to express their dissatisfaction about service delivery in the Riebeek West and Riebeek Kasteel areas.

According to reports about 600 protestors were involved. A gate of a local clinic was damaged, a vehicle was overturned and a liquor store was vandalised and liquor was stolen.

The protestors also broke the windows of a municipal building and other private properties were also vandalised. A total of 16 people were arrested for public violence and three men were arrested for business robbery.

Police and other law enforcement agencies will remain in the area until law and order is restored. We appeal to those participating in the protest to do so within the ambit of the law.




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