Rubber bullets, petrol bombs, flares and tear gas fill the air as protest escalated. By Ashraf Hendricks for GROUNDUP.
First published by Groundup
On Tuesday Hangberg was the scene of a violent confrontation between residents and police after residents protested over fishing quotas. A 14-year-old boy was shot in the mouth by public order police. As the day progressed, things continued to escalate.
Photo: Protesters taunt police after blocking Atlantic Skipper Street
Photo: A protester is almost burnt as a burning tyre is moved to barricade the street
Photo: A community leader (centre) and other residents talk about why they are protesting
Photo: Police prepare to enter protest
Photo: After protesters threw rocks, police forced their way into the area and fired rubber bullets
Photo: Running battles took place in the road
Photo: A police vehicle is burnt by a petrol bomb
Photo: A resident takes cover behind a vehicle
Photo: Tear gas was fired into the residents’ homes
Photo: Clouds of tear gas filled the streets
Photo: Hangberg residents watching the police gather from afar
Photo: A burnt tyre is rolled down the road towards the police
Photo: Two fishing boats were set alight. One of the boats was saved by the police water canon
Photo: A Hangberg resident lies on the ground. Police asked him to leave numerous times but he refused
Photo: As the sun set it became harder to see rocks being thrown by protesters. Police continuously kept a close watch firing large amounts of rubber bullets at protesters
Photo: In response, protesters used flares DM
Photo: Protesters throw petrol bombs at riot police
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