Port Elizabeth – Police used rubber bullets and water cannons on protesters in Port Elizabeth’s Northern Areas on Monday.
Parents, pupils and taxi associations protested over the closure of 33 schools in the area, an eNCA reporter said.
A local woman tweeted that protesters were stoning police and that there had been at least one injury.
The schools were shut down because of a number of problems, the main one being a shortage of teachers, the Herald reported.
Latest #NorthernAreas Tweets on the situation below:
Police full swing in PE #NorthernAreas…while protesters are stoning them
— Gishma Johnson (@Gishma) July 27, 2015
Gishma Johnson @Gishma Port Elizabeth, South Africa: Police full swing in PE #NorthernAreas…while protesters are stoning them
— eNCA (@eNCA) July 27, 2015
eNCA @eNCA: #NorthernAreas Our reporter Sandy McCowen is on the scene and has just told @UvekaR that the the situation as “very, hectic”
— Runaine J. Radine (@runaine1) July 27, 2015
Runaine J. Radine @runaine1: A peaceful protest please! #NorthernAreas #NelsonMandelaBay #PortElizabeth #education
— manoj gupta (@dreamwithmanoj) July 27, 2015
manoj gupta @dreamwithmanoj: Trouble in Port Elizabeth as Cops use rubber bullets water canons to disperse on protesters in the #NorthernAreas of #PE
— Grant10 (@gorygrant) July 27, 2015
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