City of Cape Town to charge Clifton protesters

File: Protesters prepare to slaughter a sheep on a Clifton beach on Friday.

File: Protesters prepare to slaughter a sheep on a Clifton beach on Friday.

CAPE TOWN - The City of Cape Town is laying charges against several people involved in the Clifton beach row.

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A private security company removed beachgoers from Fourth beach last weekend, sparking allegations of racial profiling.

The city has set its sights on the security company involved, PPA, and protesters who slaughtered a sheep on the beach on Friday.

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The MMC for Safety and Security, JP Smith, said he received about 140 complaints within 12 hours of the incident.

Smith stated that the protesters violated bylaws and an investigation is necessary.