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Police keep close eye on Hout Bay protests

Police are keeping a close watch on areas around the harbours of Hangberg and Hout Bay, in the Western Cape. 

Sullivan photography
Justin Sullivan (Sullivan Photography)

The fishing community took to the streets in protest against the Fishing Rights Allocation Process - which they claim will adversely affect their income. 

The allocation procedure regulates fishing in the Coast Rock Lobster and Abalone sectors. 

Police yesterday used rubber bullets and tear gas in an attempt to disperse the crowds. Images taken from the scene show the burning of tyres on the roads.

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A 14-year-old boy was taken to the trauma unit at Cape Town's Groote Schuur hospital after he suffered a rubber bullet injury in the mouth.

Local councillor, Roberto Quintas has condemned the violence. While the fishermen have demanded a meeting with the Minister of Fisheries, Senzeni Zokwana. 

See images, taken of the unrest below. 

Police keep close eye on Hout Bay protests
Justin Sullivan (Sullivan Photography)
Police keep close eye on Hout Bay protests
Justin Sullivan (Sullivan Photography)
Police keep close eye on Hout Bay protests
Justin Sullivan (Sullivan Photography)
Police keep close eye on Hout Bay protests
Justin Sullivan (Sullivan Photography)

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