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7 due in court over George protest violence

A municipal building and some cars were set alight during the demonstrations.

Picture: SAPS

CAPE TOWN - Seven men arrested during protests in Thembalethu near George this week will appear in court on Friday.

A municipal building and some cars were set alight during the demonstrations.

A police vehicle was also stoned.

The police's Malcolm Poje says the suspects will face malicious damage to property and public violence charges.

“We’ve established that a few cars were hit with stones and one bakkie that belongs to the municipality was set alight. A building, which is a contact a contact point of the municipality, was torched . These are the charges we brought against the suspects.”

The men were nabbed earlier this week when residents took to the streets to protest a lack of housing in the area.

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