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JOHANNESBURG — South African police on Monday monitored protests by the nation’s leftist Financial Freedom Fighters get together, which is demanding the resignation of President Cyril Ramaphosa.

The get together urged all South Africans to take part in a nationwide shutdown however there was restricted response in a lot of the nation’s main cities.

At the least 87 individuals had been arrested for public violence and associated offences by Monday, police stated.

“At the least 24,300 tires have been confiscated by legislation enforcement businesses. These had been tires that had been strategically positioned for acts of criminality,” stated police spokeswoman Athlenda Mathe.

Some protest marches had been famous in numerous areas together with Alexandra and Tembisa townships, east of Johannesburg.

A number of roads resulting in the middle of the japanese suburb Kempton Park had been closed as protesters marched to voice their grievances.

“All South Africans ought to be protesting with us proper now as a result of loadshedding (energy cuts) is affecting all of us. The federal government should know that we’re struggling, particularly us who’re operating small companies,” stated Cedric Cele, who joined the EFF demonstration in Kempton Park.

A heavy police presence was additionally famous within the capital, Pretoria, the place police have been deployed to observe any potential violence and intimidation in opposition to people who find themselves not collaborating within the protest.

The protest was meant to focus on South Africa’s energy cuts which have seen households and companies go with out electrical energy for as much as 12 hours every day.

Safety forces had been deployed to observe the protests Monday, with authorities officers describing them as a part of the EFF’s “regime change agenda.”

The EFF is South Africa’s third largest political get together by representatives within the Nationwide Meeting.