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#ServeUsPlease protesters dispersed with water cannons...

South Africa

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#ServeUsPlease protesters dispersed with water cannons and stun grenades

A lone #serveusplease protestor walks along Buitenkant street with POP Public Order Police after they had chased the peacefull protestors from outside Parliament using stun grenades and a water canon. (Photo: Brenton Geach)

A peaceful protest by hundreds of people involved in the hospitality industry outside parliament turned nasty on Friday when police used water cannons and stun grenades to disperse the crowd who had observed physical distancing and mask-wearing protocols. At least four people were arrested. The industry has been hard hit by regulations that ban the sale of alcohol and set a curfew of 9pm.

About 200 people from the tourism industry gathered using ribbons for social distancing outside parliament to protest against regulations which are costing thousands of jobs around the country. (Photo: Brenton Geach)
About 200 people from the tourism industry gathered using ribbons for social distancing outside parliament (Photo: Brenton Geach)
Police from the Public Order Policing Unit fired stun grenades to disperse hospitality industry members taking part in the #ServeUsPlease protest. Photo: Brenton Geach
A tourism protestor soaking wet after being hit by the water cannon shows his anger and disappointment. (Photo: Brenton Geach)
Public Order Police were out in force at parliament to remove the #serveusplease protest by members of the hospitality industry. (Photo: Brenton Geach)
Public Order Police POP use a water cannon to disperse protestors who were standing outside Truth coffee shop in Buitenkant street after they were chased away from standing outside parliament. (Photo: Brenton Geach)
Tourism protestors after being dispersed by Public Order Police outside parliament returned along Roeland street to show their frustration and anger with the way they were treated after protesting peacefully. (Photo: Brenton Geach)
Jaco Marais from Media 24 gets hit by the Public Order Police water cannon in Roeland street  (Photo: Brenton Geach)
Public Order Police manhandle one of the protestors taking part in Friday’s protest action. (Photo: Brenton Geach)
Public Order Police who were ordered to remove the tourism protestors from outside parliament used stun grenades to disperse them. (Photo: Brenton Geach)
A police water cannon with red dye was used against protestors in Plein street after they moved away from parliament. (Photo: Brenton Geach)
Police warn a tourism protestor in Roeland Street outside parliament that if he does not leave he will be arrested. (Photo: Brenton Geach)
A lone #serveusplease protestor walks along Buitenkant street with Public Order Police after officers had chased the peaceful protestors from outside Parliament using stun grenades and a water cannon. (Photo: Brenton Geach)
Tourism protestors after being dispersed by Public Order Police outside parliament returned along Roeland street to show their frustration and anger at the way they were treated after protesting peacefully. (Photo: Brenton Geach)
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