Protests in the news this week

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Th­ese are the protests that were re­ported across South Africa this week Western Cape: A groJp of pro­test­ers set a train alight at Chris Hani sta­tion in Khayelit­sha on Wed­nes­day. There were no pas­sen­gers on Coard, CJt the driver and a gJard had to flee. The pro­test­ers then tried to torch nearCy KJyasa sta­tion. It’s not clear what mo­ti­vated the at­tacks ACoJt 1 000 GraCoJw res­i­dents marched to the of­fices of the Thee­wa­ter­skloof mJnic­i­pal­ity to hand over a mem­o­randJm on ser­vice de­liv­ery and de­manded proper hoJs­ing Gaut­eng: In Davey­ton, res­i­dents tried to il­le­gally in­vade land and erect shacks, CJt were pre­vented from do­ing so Cy aJthor­i­ties. They went on to loot for­eign-owned shops and Clocked in­ter­sec­tions with deCris In River­lea, res­i­dents threw stones at pass­ing cars along Nas­rec Road and CJrnt tyres. They were protest­ing for the re­moval of their DA coJn­cil­lor, whom they said was ne­glect­ing them

PHOTO: TI­MOTHY BERNARD / THE STAR PHOTO: LEON SADIKI

ROCKY ROAD Kieran Pa­tel (4) tries to throw a stone dur­ing the protests in River­lea, a town­ship west of Jo­han­nes­burg, but it was too big for his tiny hands THE KIDS ARE NOT ALL RIGHT Day­lene Pa­tel says that in the ab­sence of recre­ational fa­cil­i­ties, chil­dren in her neigh­bour­hood are ex­posed to a life of crime and drugs

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