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Tshwane police monitor violent demonstrations in Atteridgeville

Taxi operators barricaded several roads on Tuesday in what’s believed to have been a dispute between two associations over routes that run from the Pretoria CBD to Atteridgeville.

Police arrest drivers who were involved in taxi violence in the township of Atteridgeville near Pretoria on 29 May 2018. Picture: Ihsaan Haffejee/EWN

JOHANNESBURG – Police in Tshwane will on Wednesday morning continue monitoring Atteridgeville following violent demonstrations which lead to the arrest of at least five people.

Taxi operators barricaded several roads on Tuesday in what’s believed to have been a dispute between two associations over routes that run from the Pretoria CBD to Atteridgeville.

The situation escalated into clashes between the operators and police.

The police's Isaac Mahamba has urged commuters to be vigilant.

“We’re saying, as police, it’s our responsibility to make sure that we protect this innocent citizens who are not part of this issue. We’ll protect them and we’ll make sure that they go to work, they go to schools and they do business as usual.”

_VIDEO: Bullets fly in Atteridgeville taxi violence _