Police arrest 28 suspects in Plettenberg Bay protest

By Chanice Jennike - 05 July 2019Views : 234

Police have arrested 28 people following the ongoing protests in Plettenberg Bay.

According to reports, the suspects have been arrested in connection with public violence, stolen property and burglaries.

The protests began on Tuesday after 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.

The police’s Chris Spies confirmed the arrested and said that police investigations continue.

“Investigations to these allegations are still at a very early stage and more suspects may be arrested as the investigation unfolds.”