Traffic flow in and around the suburb of Walmer was disrupted once again this morning when between 100 and 200 residents of Walmer township, Port Elizabeth, started blocking roads and burning tyres shortly after 04h00, protesting about service delivery and removal of illegal electricity connection
Some residents who were trying to go to work were attacked and others threatened by mobs of people, some carrying pangas and planks
Heugh Road and Villiers Road was blocked between 8th Avenue and 11th Avenue by the SAPS, as well as Victoria Drive. The public had to make use of alternative routes At 08h30 the roads were sill closed, but the situation was under control.
Eye on Community
PE PEEPS Heugh Avenue between 8th and 10th closed due to protest at Walmer Location. Take another route.
— Seven of Wine (@edeni) May 29, 2014
I'm hearing there's a protest in Walmer don't if its true or not @HeraldPE
— Loyiso (@loyiso_mafele) May 29, 2014
EC/PE/Walmer | Protest Action in Progress | Walmer Township residents
— Alert South Africa (@AlertZaAfrica) May 29, 2014
#PETraffic protest action on Victoria drive and Heugh rd Walmer between 8th avenue and 11th avenue. Avoid the area.
— Charlton Tobias (@CharltonTobias) May 29, 2014
Lest we forget that Walmer Township overwhelming ANC on 7 May support yet it is the second protest after the election.
— Francois Greyling (@CllrGreyling52) May 29, 2014
— Raahil Sain (@raahil_sain) May 29, 2014
— Daniella Charles (@PE_and_ME) May 29, 2014
Service delivery protest in Walmer PE pic.twitter.com/CJwULWv31P
— nkululeko mantana (@ndmantana) May 29, 2014
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