Cape Town residents rebel against lockdown and swarm Muizenberg beach

Cape Town residents rebel against lockdown and swarm Muizenberg beach

- Hundreds of protestors took to Muizenberg beach in protest of the lockdown regulations

- The police had their hands full trying to disperse the crowds, some people had even taken to the water in direct violation of the lockdown laws

- Ever since the country went into a national lockdown 10 months ago beaches have been off limits

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Hundreds of people swarmed Muizenberg beach in protest of the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions which forbid people gathering in groups and visiting beaches.

Cape Town residents rebel against lockdown and swarm Muizenberg beach

Muizenberg beach descended into chaos when swarms of Cape Town residents took the beach in protest against the lockdown. Photo credit: @_JamesWiles
Source: Twitter

Cape Town authorities are attempting to send the crowds home; their efforts are taking longer than anticipated.

Some of the protestors took to the water to swim and surf in direct violation of the lockdown rules which came into effect 10 months ago.

According to The South African Public Order officers have taken over the operation to disperse the protestors.

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@_JamesWiles:

"Beach closure protest in Muizenberg right now. About a hundred people on the beach and swimming. Law enforcement looking on."

@BOSBEER2006:

"#ProtestAction Protesters in Muizenberg, Cape Town deliberately breaking the #Lockdown3 regulations. @News24 @GovernmentZA @SAPoliceService @CityofCT @alanwinde to Show their unhappiness against the closure of beaches under current lockdown restrictions."

@ezaap:

"People occupying the Muizenberg beach in Cape Town this morning during #lockdown #level3 @TimesLIVE @CapeTown @COVID_19_ZA."

Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that the alcohol ban during the adjusted level 3 of lockdown is making it difficult for restaurants to make money during the pandemic. Restaurant owners are now set to protest against the government for closing down alcohol sales.

Liquor traders have also been calling for the ban to be lifted since alcohol sales have been prohibited since 28 December 2020.

The Restaurant Association of South Africa (RASA) decided to do a sit-in at the Union Buildings in Pretoria earlier today. The association is arguing that closing the sale of alcohol has led to the loss of more jobs in their industry.

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“It is a very, very emotional, very devastating time for our industry as many of these restaurants will never ever be able to open if we don’t do something immediately," said Wendy Alberts, from the association.

In other news, the Covid-19 lockdown led to the closure of churches once again and a number of South African pastors are challenging the decision by the government. South African pastors have decided to protest so that churches can be opened once again.

According to a report by eNCA, church leaders went to the Pretoria Union Buildings to deliver a memorandum to the government.

The pastors are calling for the reopening of churches, they have promised that if churches open once again, they will follow all safety protocols to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Charismatic pastors are not happy with the fact that churches are not allowed to operate under the adjusted level 3 of the national lockdown.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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