Riot police fire on kids

Yoliswa Sobuwa

CHILDREN as young as four years old were pelted with rubber bullets and stun grenades as police opened fired on parents protesting over pupil transport shortages in Motherwell yesterday.

More than 50 angry parents and about 20 children from the Vukanibantu Primary School started protesting early in the morning and barricaded the Addo road near the township’s NU29 with burning tyres and stones.

Police then tried to disperse them with stun grenades – which make loud bangs to disorientate those nearby – and rubber bullets.

Some witnesses alleged police shot at the protesters without any warning.


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