VIOLENT PROTEST: N12 ROADS AROUND ELDORADO PARK BLOCKED OFF & TYRES BURNING

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8 May 2017, Eldorado Park: Traffic in and around Eldorado Park is heavily affected due to a Protest action which started in the early hours of Monday morning. Roads have been blocked, tyres and other objects set alight.

The N12, Golden Highway, N1 and Union Road and other roads leading out of Eldorado Park have been reported as blocked.

 

It’s believed that the protest has something to do with the RDP houses in the area. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and make use of alternative routes.

JOHANNESBURG – A Spar and Shoprite store have been looted by protesting residents in Eldorado Park south of Johannesburg.

Earlier on Monday, there were running battles between community members and police.

Officers fired rubber bullets to disperse the crowd.

Community members are demanding land to build houses.

At least 40 staff members have been locked inside Spar by protesters, who made off with the keys to the store.

The protesters looted the shop and stole cash from the tills.

Meanwhile, down the street, a Shoprite store was also robbed.

A police chopper is hovering over the area while police continue to fire rubber bullets.

SOURCE: http://m.ewn.co.za/2017/05/08/protesting-eldorado-park-residents-loot-stores

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