9 KZN protesters arrested after blocking roads over fuel price increase

9 KZN protesters arrested after blocking roads over fuel price increase

- Truck drivers protested against the petrol increases by blocking off roads on Wednesday morning

- The N2 in Durban and the N3 in Pietermaritzburg was blocked off by trucks

- The police reacted swiftly and arrested 9 of the protesters when the situation got violent

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South Africa has experienced severe petrol price increases lately and truck drivers have had enough.

On Wednesday morning truck drivers blocked off the N2 in Durban and the N3 in Pietermaritzburg in a bid to force down the petrol price.

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Nine of the protesters, 8 men and 1 woman, were arrested on charges of public violence when things got out of control during the protest.

About 20 trucks blocked off the N3, but the scene was cleared quite quickly by the South African police.

The People Against Petrol and Paraffin Price Increase (Pappi) spokesperson Visvin Reddy stated that protests seem to be the only way to get the government's attention.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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