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    Situation in Kimberley remains volatile after violent service delivery protest

    Kimberley remains tense following a violent service delivery protest on Thursday, Northern Cape police have said.

    Captain Olebogeng Tawana said that an element of criminality had taken hold of the protest, which was initially related to service delivery issues and high tariffs.

    "People are looting shops and stealing. Although the situation is still volatile, protesters are starting to lose their nerve," Tawana said.

    "We still have eyes on the ground and we will continue to monitor the situation."

    He confirmed that five people had been arrested.


    More at: https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/N...otest-20180713
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    Kimberley police in urgent call for reinforcements during unrest

    Kimberly law enforcement officers who are on leave have urgently been asked to return to work as unrest continues to grip the town.

    Law enforcement officers have been deployed all over the city following increased reports of violence and looting, Lieutenant Colonel Mashay Gamaldien said.

    "Five SAPS members who were injured during the protest have just been discharged from hospital and we have called them back to help," she said.

    "Even the officers who have been placed on leave have been called back."

    Boipelo Mere, a journalist at the Northern Cape Express, described the situation on the ground on Friday as "tense".


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    Situation in Kimberley remains volatile after violent RIOTING

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    I am disappointed. No colonialist or apartheid symbols have been burnt down yet. Chuck some petrol into the big hole and ignite it ffs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sl8er View Post
    Situation in Kimberley remains volatile after violent RIOTING
    Barbaric savage hooligans rioting.

    Media here seem to avoid the correct term.
    Last edited by TysonRoux; 13-06-2010 at 07:00 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TysonRoux View Post
    Barbaric savage hooligans rioting.

    Media here seem to avoid the correct term.
    Right?!

    This is a prime example of how people (unknowingly) start to accept the wrong definitions when it's repeated often enough.

    Just like the definition of "racism" has turned into "hurt feelings".
    But...you'll find that this is not unique to South Africa, it's happening around the world *cough*USnEU*cough*

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    Over 200 people arrested in Kimberley protests

    Over 200 people arrested in Kimberley protests

    CAPE TOWN - More than 200 people have been arrested during violent protests in Kimberley in the Northern Cape.

    Chaos erupted when demonstrators called for newly introduced electricity tariff hikes be scrapped, among other demands.

    The protestors are also demanding the recall of two senior officials in the municipality, who subsequently took voluntary leave amid allegations of corruption.

    Videos on social media show hundreds of protesters charging through the streets of Kimberley after delivering their memorandum of grievances to the municipal offices. Roads were barricaded with burning tyres and shops were looted.
    More at: http://ewn.co.za/2018/07/16/over-200...erley-protests
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