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Three trucks burnt in Lichtenburg protest

Police have arrested five suspects after three trucks were burnt this morning in Blaydeville near Lichtenburg.

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Anelisa Kubheka

Police spokesperson Sabata Mokgwabane says the suspects have been arrested on charges of public violence. 

"The members of the community are allegedly complaining about municipal services," says Mokgawabana.

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He says while community members have the right to protest, they need to do so peacefully. 

"When community members protest, they should do so within the ambits of the law."

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Mokgwabane says police are on the scene to maintain calm.

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