Cops disperse SACP protest march in Bay, arrest 10

Mkhululi Ndamase

A PROTEST by the Nelson Mandela Bay SA Communist Party (SACP) turned ugly yesterday when police fired rubber bullets at a mob of about 250 people in Stanford Road, Port Elizabeth.

Two people were injured and 10 arrested for public violence.

The group marched from Salt Lake to the Cleary Park Shopping Centre demanding that DA Ward 31 councillor Penny Naidoo and Ward 32 councillor Sandra Fillis be suspended.

This comes as police are investigating a case of malicious damage to property after a municipal official’s car was hit by a rock in Missionvale two weeks ago.

Both councillors have denied any involvement in the incident.

They have also rejected the SACP’s claim that they assaulted the official.

The councillors said they had been holding a public meeting in Ward 32 when someone from the crowd threw a rock at the car.

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