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Protesters block N2 in Cape Town

(Duncan Alfreds, News24, file)



A gaggle of individuals blocked the N2 close to Khayelitsha in Cape Town with rocks and particles throughout a reported service supply protest on Thursday morning.

The protest at Mew Way affected each the inbound and outbound lanes.

Reports have been doing the rounds on social media of stone throwing on the freeway.

The City of Cape Town Traffic Department’s Maxine Bezuidenhout mentioned the lanes from the R300 southbound ramp onto the N2 needed to be closed.

“POPS [Public Order Policing] and other law enforcement agencies are monitoring the situation,” police spokesperson Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana mentioned, including the protesters have been dispersed and nobody was arrested.

It was not instantly clear what the grievances of the protesters have been.

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