Monday, July 1, 2013

Poo protest closes N2

Cape Town - Protesters blocked a portion of the N2 highway in Khayelitsha on Monday with toilet pots full of faeces and burning tyres.

However, police soon cleared the road, said Lieutenant-Colonel Andre Traut. The protest started at about 5.30am.

 Traffic spokesman Kenny Africa said the protest started on the R300 and spread to Mew Way.

 The incident follows a spate of protests about sanitation in Cape Town that has resulted in numerous closures of the N2 and a number of arrests for dumping human waste. Some 184 people were arrested for public violence in Woodstock last month and nine men on Tuesday for dumping human waste at Cape Town International Airport.

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