Land invaders, police clash in Protea Glen

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Soweto residents are erecting structures on an open land in Protea Glen.

JOHANNESBURG - Police are monitoring an area in Protea Glen, Soweto, where there have been more attempts to occupy empty land illegally.

 

The land has apparently been set aside for a government housing project, but that has not been confirmed by authorities.

 

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Police fired rubber bullets and teargas at defiant residents who are adamant that they are the rightful owners of the land. They claim they have been given permission by the owners to settle there.

 

 

Police have destroyed structures that have been built.

The attempt to occupy the land has been continuing since Tuesday.