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Violent protests break out in Riverlea

It’s understood the demonstrators have damaged a section of the Gautrain station and traffic lights.

Demonstrators in Riverlea damaged a section of the Rea Vaya station during violent protests on 21 April. Picture: @AsktheChiefJMPD/Twitter.

JOHANNESBURG - Violent protests have broken out at Riverlea by people from the Zama Impilo informal settlement.

It’s understood the demonstrators have damaged a section of the Rea Vaya station and traffic lights.

Law enforcement officials are on the scene.

Metro police spokesperson Superintendent Wayne Minnaar: “Motorists are advised to avoid Commando Road between Main Reef and Albertina Sisulu Road. Officers are on the scene diverting traffic.”

The demonstrations come a day after protests broke out near Eldorado Park and Nasrec.

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