January 28, 2016

#BlackViolenceContinuesInSA: Rioters looted stores, threw rocks at police in Durban

Betogers In Durban Plunder Winkels, Gooi Polisie Met Klippe

Die onlustepolisie is gisteraand ontbied om betogers buite ‘n mans-hostel in sentraal-Durban uiteen te jaag.
Die polisie se majoor Thulani Zwane sĂȘ inwoners het strate met brandende buitebande versper omdat hulle glo vir drie dae sonder elektrisiteit was.
Die betogers het die polisie met klippe gegooi en ook winkels geplunder.
Die meeste van die inwoners van die hostel is migrante werkers.

■ Gunshots fly in Durban electricity protest

Durban - Riot police were called to disperse protesters who barricaded roads outside the Dalton Men’s Hostel in central Durban on Wednesday night.

Gunshots rang out in the crowd, understood to have been protesting about not having electricity.

The hostel, situated on the fringes of the city centre, is largely inhabited by migrant workers.

Police spokesperson Major Thulani Zwane said hostel residents erected burning barricades on Sydney Road, the main route adjacent to the hostel complex.

“Residents barricaded Sydney road with burning tyres and rubbish bins, complaining about not having electricity for the past three days."

Durban public order police tried to control the crowd. Protesters threw stones at the police and looted shops.

“Gunshots were heard amongst the crowd. The police managed to control the situation and the crowd was dispersed into their rooms.

“A case of public violence was opened at Umbilo police station for investigation and no arrests or injuries were reported,” he said.