Pro-Palestinian protesters in hot water
Five people will appear in court for conspiring to commit a crime during an illegal march in CT yesterday.
CAPE TOWN - Cape Town police say five people will be appearing in court for conspiring to commit a crime during an illegal march in the city on Sunday.
A group of around 200 people gathered at Sea Point Pavilion and walked through the suburb carrying loud-hailers and placards.
It's believed the group was marching in support of Palestine.
The police's Thembinkosi Kinana says the group continued to march and ignored calls by officials to stop.
"After police had warned them for the third time, protesters proceeded with their motorcade towards Buitengracht Street, not far from where a pro-Israel rally was held."
Thousands of members of Cape Town's Jewish community showed their support for Israel at the Jewish Museum on Sunday.The rally was organised by the Zionist Federation Cape council.
At the same time, tens of thousands of people made their way through the streets of the Cape Town on Saturday in protest against the ongoing violent conflict in Gaza.
Several high profile dignitaries including Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu participated in the march.
Thousands of people gathered in Keizergracht Street before embarking on the march to Parliament.
This was the second major march to be held in the city in support of Palestine.