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Police deployed to Roodepoort as protesters burn tyres, block traffic

The police's Nonhlanhla Khumalo has urged motorists to avoid the area as most routes have been blocked off with rocks and burning tyres.

Picture: Supplied

JOHANNESBURG - Police have been deployed to Roodepoort where several roads have been blocked off to traffic due to protest action.

It's not yet clear what has sparked the demonstrations.

The police's Nonhlanhla Khumalo has urged motorists to avoid the area as most routes have been blocked off with rocks and burning tyres.

"I'm still on the road, I can't even reach my station. They are burning tyres. At this stage, we don't know why they're protesting."

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