Two arrested following protest action in Plettenberg Bay

By Chanice Jennike - 04 July 2019Views : 189


Police have arrested two suspects in connection with a case of public violence following protest action in Plettenberg Bay.

The protest action occurred on the N2 highway near the turn-off to Piesang Valley drive.

On Tuesday,  a group of people gathered and blocked the highway.

“They prevented people and commuters to enter or exit the area. The protesters also pelted Police members with stones, damaged vehicles and endangered other road users,” a police statement.

A total of seven vehicles were damaged during the protest action, including a municipal vehicle, as well as a patrol vehicle of the police.

Local police and Public Order Police members were dispatched to the area to intervene and stabilize the situation.

“The members had to retaliate and used minimum force to constrain the group by using stun grenades as well as rubber bullets in an effort to disperse the group and to open the N2 highway.”

Both suspects, aged 21 and 24, are expected to appear in court soon.