Two arrested after violent N2 protests

Two Motherwell residents have been arrested for public violence stemming from last week’s violent protests along the N2.

The protests saw two people seriously injured, an Algoa Bus Company vehicle attacked and cars travelling on the N2 pelted with stones and petrol bombs, with one vehicle gutted by fire.

About 10 cases, ranging from public violence to damage of roads and burning of vehicles, are under police investigation.

Police spokesman Captain Andre Beetge said yesterday: “The investigations led to two men, a 42-year-old and a 34-year-old, being arrested.

“They will appear in the Motherwell Magistrate’s Court on a charge of public violence.”

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