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N2 Cape Town protests updates: Two people die trying to evade protest

The violent round of protest action on Tuesday night, spilled over into Wednesday morning.

Protests on the N2 outside Cape Town resulted in the highway being closed between the R300 and Duinefontein Road on Tuesday night.

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Vehicles were pelted with stones, and another bus was set on fire in Philippi – the third such attack in the town within two weeks.

Petrol bombs rained down on traffic enforcement units, with at least one police car being torched.

According to the Western Cape Government, two people lost their lives during a multiple vehicle crash at the corner of Lansdowne and Symphony Way on Wednesday morning.

It is reported that they were trying to evade protests in Lansdowne Rd.

A Quantum, Opel Astra, VW panel van collided on the outskirts of Philippi, which has been blighted by violence this month.

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Residents first took to the streets to voice their discontent on Wednesday 12 June, but those grumbles soon turned into life-threatening protest action. Angered locals torched three vehicles on Eisleben Road.

On Monday, another bus belonging to the same company was also gutted by fire – it’s estimated the cost to the city could reach R5 million to replace these services.

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