Protesters occupy Shoprite, demanding lower bread price

GroundUp Staff
Protesters occupy Shoprite in Khayelitsha, demanding a lower bread price. Photo by Dalli Weyers.
GroundUp Staff

Protesters occupied Shoprite in Khayelitsha Mall this morning, demanding a reduction in the price of bread.

The Shoprite store was closed this morning during the occupation. An eye witness told GroundUp that the protesters were eventually escorted out of the store. Private security guards in bullet proof vests carrying rifles patrolled the area.

The protesters came together under the social media hash tag #ThePriceOfBreadMustFall. They have expressed solidarity with protesters demanding lower university fees who are using the hash tag #FeesMustFall.

Earlier today, the following photo was being circulated on social media:

ShopriteProtest.jpg

We will update this story as we obtain further information.

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