2 arrested over public violence in Hout Bay protest

Protesters reportedly threw petrol bombs at police officers, and tried to cut down a tree using last night to block a road.

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CAPE TOWN - Two men have been arrested for public violence for their alleged involvement in a protest in Hout Bay.

Protesters reportedly threw petrol bombs at police officers and tried to cut down a tree on Tuesday night to block a road.

Police used stun grenades to disperse the group.

The situation in the area is now calm.

The police's Noloyiso Rwexana says they’re monitoring the situation.

“Two men in their 30s were arrested during the protest last night. They will appear in the Simons Town magistrates court for public violence once charged.”