Orange Farm protests continue
2/23/2010 12:16:52 PM
Johannesburg - Protests against poor service delivery continued along the Golden Highway on Tuesday with police closing the road and then re-opening it shortly after 10:00, Johannesburg metro police said.
Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar said the Golden Highway had again been closed after protesters burned tyres and blocked the road with rocks.
While the road was later re-opened, he advised motorists to use the N1 as an alternative route.
Police were keeping a close eye on the situation where angry residents pelted police with stones and burnt tyres on Monday.
Protesting Orange Farm residents began demonstrating at around 01:00 on Monday and at around 15:00 the 1 500 residents started pelting police with stones and damaging their vans in the process.
Police retaliated by firing teargas and rubber bullets and arrested 30 people for public violence.
A metro police official was sent to Lenmed hospital in Lenasia, south of Johannesburg after he was injured on his leg during the protest.
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