Police Officers Keep Watch During an Eviction Protest in Cape Town, South Africa

Police officers stand on a road keeping watch following an eviction and the ensuing protest in Khayelitsha, Cape Town after a community sought refuge from frequent flooding in a nearby settlement and were subsequently removed

  • Image ID 56309307
  • Production Year 2020
  • Length 00:00:09
  • Production Company Shaun Swingler
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  • FormatMP4
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Evictions and subsequent protests took place in Khayelitsha, Cape Town in 2020, when a community seeking refuge from frequent flooding in a nearby settlement was removed.The protests were sparked by residents demanding basic services in the newly formed shack suburbs. These settlements arose during the Covid-19 lockdown, when job losses led to overcrowded living conditions. The City of Cape Town deemed these occupations as illegal, either because the land was earmarked for other purposes or was deemed unfit for habitation.This incident prompted court action that restricted the City of Cape Town's ability to evict people without a court order.


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