Police open fire as Mossel Bay protest turns violent

Cape Town – Police have fired rubber bullets at Mossel Bay protesters, after the three-day protest turned violent, according to reports.

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SABC reported on Tuesday that a group of people, who were protesting the disconnecting of illegal electricity connections, started throwing stones at police who were monitoring the situation.

According to reports, riot police have been deployed to the area to back up the local police.

eNCA said that protesters have ripped traffic lights from the ground and have burned down at least three municipal buildings.

Police spokesperson Malcolm Pojie told eNCA that police have used stun grenades, tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse the crowd since Sunday.