Lenasia South protest turns violent

File: Lenasia South residents are demonstrating over what they say are illegal land invasions.

JOHANNESBURG – Protests in Lenasia South turned violent on Tuesday morning as residents burnt tyres and blocked roads.

 

Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) spokesperson Wayne Minnaar said the K43 and provincial roads had been blocked off and that law enforcement officers were on the scene.

“The protest has now turned violent as residents are throwing stones,” he said.

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Minnaar said residents were protesting over illegal land invasions in Lenasia South after a group of people settled on vacant property in the area.

 

The protest started overnight and no arrests had been made by Tuesday morning.

The JMPD advised motorists to avoid the area as it was not safe.

 

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