Protests against gender-based violence and farm murders in Cape Town on Saturday led to the arrest of 18 people.
At least 18 protesters were arrested after thousands of protesters thickened their voices against gender-based violence, farm murders and racism.
The marches were not approved due to the Covid-19 restriction rules.
According to Netwerk24, FC van Wyk, police spokesperson, says the 18 people were arrested for public violence, intentional damage to property, violations of the Disaster Management Act, and attempted murder.
“Reports indicate that the protesters blocked the roads, and caused damage to vehicles in the area.
“The police intervened to disperse the crowd.”
Debbie Els, who helped plan the peaceful march, says that the police started the trouble when the motorcyclists wanted to ride.
According to her, it was a peaceful march. Els says the police took the keys of the motorcycles and they could not move.
SA Updates posted a video of police officers pushing a person off his motorcycle. Another officer drew his firearm: