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Thabang Buthelezi
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2 May 2017
1:28 pm

WATCH: Kliptown protest leads to looting and train delays

Thabang Buthelezi

Two protesters have been injured, streets in and around Kliptown have been blocked with rocks, and burning tyres and shops remain closed in Kliptown.

A police Nyala drives down a blockaded road in Kliptown, Johannesburg. Residents of Kliptown began a protest this morning. Residents protested over poor service delivery, blockading roads and railway lines. 2 May 2017. Picture: Yeshiel Panchia

Kliptown residents have been protesting since the early hours of Tuesday, May 2.

The Soweto residents were protesting over RDP housing, among other things. Shops were looted, and train services between Johannesburg and Vereeniging have been suspended due to the protest

Two of the protesters were reportedly rushed to hospital after being shot at by the police with rubber bullets. The situation remains tense.