Emeute dans un township de George (Western Cape) – 12 octobre 2011

Cop hurt in violent George riots

news24.com

2011-10-12

Johannesburg – Violence erupted in Thembalethu township, outside George, on Wednesday when residents clashed with police in service delivery protests, Western Cape police said.

« The situation is very tense. The people are throwing petrol bombs at the police, » said Captain Bernadine Steyn.

A policeman was hit by an object thrown by the protesters.

« One of our members has been rushed to hospital after being hit above his eye, » she said.

Three police vehicles were damaged and the Thembalethu police station was pelted with stones.

« We are making arrests. I am not sure now how many people we have taken in but we are arresting the violent protesters, » said Steyn.

Police fired rubber bullets and water cannons were used to disperse the crowd. Read more…

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George is a city with 203,253 inhabitants in South Africa‘s Western Cape province

~ par Alain Bertho sur 12 octobre 2011.

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