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Protests continue to keep Dunoon closed

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Roads around Dunoon in Cape Town were closed on Tuesday morning as protests continued in the informal settlement.

It was the second day of closures as roads were closed on Monday morning because of the protests‚ which began the night before and left foreign shop owners’ businesses looted and damaged.

The protesters also targeted the MyCiti bus station – which caused services to the area to be suspended – and left the streets strewn with litter.

The protests in Dunoon have been going on for almost a month with residents demanding land along the N7 route to build homes and other structures.

Police arrested 12 people on Sunday night‚ and a case of public violence was opened early Monday morning.

Dunoon shop owners Ajibu Yusuf and Farida Toyi told TMG Digital that they had lost everything to looters who were protesting the lack of housing in Dunoon.

The topic continued to trended on Twitter in Cape Town on Tuesday with many users reporting a heavy police presence around the settlement‚ as well as tyres being set alight and roads blockaded.

[Source: Times Live]
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