Police open fire during unrest in Mitchells Plain – Watch
Clashes between police and community members were reported to have been sparked by an attempt to loot a food truck near the R300. In the footage, police officers could be seen opening fire on locals who pelted them with stones. The scene can be seen chasing small groups of people into nearby suburbs. Tension erupted into violence on the R300 between Mitchells Plain and Delft near Cape Town as police opened fire at locals hurling stones this afternoon.
Police said the situation remained volatile.The R300 remained closed with local shops closed as a measure to ensure the safety of their employees.
More information to follow…
We are closing the Mitchells Plain factory store for the safety of our staff and customers, due to violent unrest on the R300 and surrounding areas.
It will remain closed until the situation has calmed down and is under control.
— ElginTheFreeChicken (@ElginTheChicken) April 22, 2020
#RIOTS Update: As Received- R300 Mitchells Plain direction, Cape Town right now. Clashes between law enforcement and what seems to be community members. #Ramaphosa #Covid19SA #COVIDー19 #COVID #LockdownSA #R350 #R500billion #COVID19 pic.twitter.com/USVKYON786
— Ian Cameron (@IanCameron23) April 22, 2020
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