4 injured, cars damaged as N2 service delivery protest turns violent

service delivery protest at N2 near Shakashead
Cars were damaged during a service delivery protest at N2 near Shakashead on Sunday night. PICTURES : IPSS Medical Rescue
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Durban – Four people were injured when service delivery protests on the N2, near Shakashead, turned violent on Sunday night. North and southbound lanes had to be closed off to traffic after community members began throwing rocks and stones at passing vehicles.

Several cars were left with shattered windscreens and windows.

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It is alleged that residents took to the streets after they were left without electricity from the storm the night before.

Paul Herbst of IPSS Medical Rescue said the four were seated in the vehicles and were injured when rocks were thrown onto the vehicles.

In a separate incident, earlier in the day, 18 people were injured in a multiple vehicle pile up on the N3 at Hammarsdale.

service delivery protest at N2 near Shakashead
Cars were damaged during a service delivery protest at N2 near Shakashead on Sunday night.
PICTURES : IPSS Medical Rescue
service delivery protest at N2 near Shakashead
Cars were damaged during a service delivery protest at N2 near Shakashead on Sunday night.
PICTURES : IPSS Medical Rescue
Cars were damaged during a service delivery protest at N2 near Shakashead. Picture: IPSS Medical Rescue
Annine Siddall, ER24 spokesperson, said the 18 were passengers of a bakkie that collided with at least four other vehicles.

“The patients sustained minor injuries and six were transported to a nearby hospital by ER24. Twelve more were treated and transported to nearby hospitals by other emergency services on scene,” Siddall said.
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