Protests, Arrests Made Over Shack Demolitions in South Africa
The Western Cape human settlements department has enforced a court order allowing the demolition of 87 illegal structures on land intended for future housing projects near George, causing protests that resulted in several arrests.
News24Wire, 15 September 2017
Eleven people arrested for public violence and malicious damage to property are expected in the George Magistrate's Court on Friday following violent protests in Thembalethu. Read more »
Red Ants carrying out evictions (file photo).
South Africa: More Arrests As George Housing Protest Remains Volatile
News24Wire, 13 September 2017
Two more women were arrested as disgruntled Thembalethu residents blocked streets on Wednesday morning after shacks were demolished in the area, Southern Cape police said. Read more »
News24Wire, 12 September 2017
Three women and a man were arrested for public violence after illegal structures were demolished in Thembalethu, George, on Tuesday, Western Cape police said. Read more »