PHOTOS: Protests flare up on N2 in Durban

PHOTOS: Protests flare up on N2 in Durban

Several protests flared up across Durban this morning, with some key routes through the city affected.

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Durban Metro Police spokesperson, Parboo Sewpersadh said the N2 northbound carriageway was barricaded with rocks, burning tyres and other debris in the vicinity of Chesterville.

Sewpersadh says the roadway has since been re-opened to traffic.

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He said firefighters were also dispatched to Ridge View Road, also near Chesterville, to douse a burning bus.

Paramedics say the driver of the vehicle managed to jump out of the vehicle and avoid injury after it was set alight.

No one else had been travelling on the vehicle at the time.

"The bus is severely burnt. Fortunately the driver escaped without injury," said Rescue Care's Garrith Jamieson.

Metro Police say the crowds have since been dispersed, but no arrests have been made.

Sewpersadh says officers would remain on scene to monitor the situation and prevent any rock throwing incidents.

He described the crowd as being 'violent and volatile'.

Meanwhile, officers were also called out to the R102 in the Verulam area, north of Durban.

Protestors also blocked roads in Overport, in the vicinity of Randles and Sparks roads.

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