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Police monitor protest action at Steve Biko Academic Hospital

Earlier, the protesters barricaded the gate, preventing access to the hospital but police have since dispersed the crowd.

Protest action outside Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Pretoria. Picture: Supplied

JOHANNESBURG - There’s a protest at the entrance of the Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Pretoria, apparently by group of security guards.

It’s not clear what the protest is about but pictures posted on social media show the entrance to the hospital being blocked.

Earlier, the protesters barricaded the gate, preventing access to the hospital but police have since dispersed the crowd.

The police's Kay Makhubele says officers are now monitoring the situation.

“At the moment, the situation is calm as they are engaging with the management of the hospital, however, we’ll be continuing to monitor the area.”

I do not care when you strike but when you block the emtrance to a government hospital you are refusing people a right...

Posted by Ben Liebenberg on Sunday, 26 November 2017