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Marlboro Gardens eviction turns violent

Residents of Marlboro Gardens clashed with Metro police officers on Wednesday.

Police clash with residents in Marlboro Gardens, 27 June 2012. Picture: iWitness
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Violence broke out in Marlboro Gardens over an eviction that began in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

One woman said the red ants arrived as early as 4:30am to evict people from shacks.

“They started breaking down and you could just hear people screaming.”

She says this enraged the community, “They started bringing up the tyres and burning them.

“I saw a car, that I believe is a police car, go up in flames.”

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