15 held as protest turns vi­o­lent

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - NEWS -

PO­LICE yes­ter­day ar­rested 15 peo­ple for set­ting up bar­ri­cades and throw­ing stones at po­lice and pass­ing ve­hi­cles in a ser­vice de­liv­ery protest in Port El­iz­beth.

Twelve women and three men were be­ing held on charges of pub­lic vi­o­lence fol­low­ing the protest by some 200 res­i­dents of Sil­ver Town and New Brighton town­ships, spokesman In­spec­tor Du­mile Gwavu said.

Two po­lice­men were slightly in­jured.

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