Protesters necklace dog
A PROTEST by residents over lack of houses turned ugly when a group of men caught and necklaced a stray dog in Thembalethu.
The incident which has been described as barbaric by locals, happened on Wednesday afternoon.
Members of the community yesterday condemned the action.
The dog was apparently looking for food when a group of protesters caught it and placed a tyre around its neck and set it alight in Nelson Mandela Boulevard.
This was after the Red Ants, believed to have been deployed from Gauteng province, demolished scores of informal structures on an open field outside Thembalethu.
During the protest, angry residents blockaded the road with burning plastic bags and tree trunks on the township’s main road preventing all traffic including firefighters from entering the area.
So far four people have been arrested after several buildings were also damaged.
Yesterday residents condemned what they called “a barbaric action” on an innocent animal.
The sickening scene has also been condemned by the Garden SPCA in George which urged residents to refrain from torturing animals.