Public Order Police attempted to disperse the crowd using stun grenades but the crowd was on the move again, running after alleged sex workers and gang members and forcing them to point out other properties where drugs are sold.
They were rescued from the mob by police, but the crowd did not dally and soon another pillar of smoke was rising, this time from a building in Voortrekker road.
A large crowd of protesters, some with placards with pictures of Van Wyk’s face, looked on as smoke billowed from a place they call the “drug dealers’ headquarters”.
A man who escaped through the second-story window of Ngena Sleep Go said the place was a “lodge”. His hand was badly cut and two burly young men rushed to his aid to bandage it with a tourniquet made from a shirt.
Firefighters managed to pull several women out of the building and put out the fire.
The protesters looked on quietly as the place burnt down before breaking into a chant, “We want justice! We want justice!”
The protesters did not stop fire engines from accessing the buildings, and there were only mild scuffles with the police, most of which were sorted out with dialogue.
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Article source: https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/south-africa/2020-02-22-a-day-of-anger-in-parow-as-communities-protest-8-year-old-taznes-killing/