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“At least 15 people have been arrested during protests at Clicks,” says Cele

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On Wednesday, the police minister said while EFF continued with the protests in South Africa, police made sure damage to properties was avoided


Bheki Cele, Police Minister said on Wednesday that as protests went on at Clicks stores, there have been able to arrest at least 15 people.

After instructions from EFF party leader to its members to “attack” Clicks stores on Monday, hundred of Clicks stores have been forced to close down, while others have been damaged by Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) members.

The EFF wants the closure of Clicks to keep on till Friday after it published a controversial racist advert on its website by portraying black natural hair as “dry, damaged, and frizzy.”

On Wednesday, the police minister said while EFF continued with the protests in South Africa, police made sure damage to properties was avoided.

The genesis of this advert is glaring racism that is shown by this business and we must collectively condemn it at all costs. The demonstration of such blatant disregard and humiliation of African people can’t go unabated,” Cele said in a statement.

He added:

Police should ensure that the rule of law is maintained. They must deal decisively with those who choose to break the law. I’m encouraged that officers are making arrests and urge them to continue to ensure the protection and safety of customers, staff members in the affected areas.”

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