PICS | Restaurant industry protest to Parliament met with water cannons and reports of tear gas
This article was previously published on EatOut.co.za.
On Friday 24 July, the second of two organised peaceful protests, which aimed to take a stand against the current regulations that are creating hardships and damage to the hospitality industry, was met with stun grenades and water canons outside Parliament.
The #ServeUsPlease protest called on those affected to stand together against restrictive lockdown regulations. Protesters were asked to create a human “chain” of sorts (while adhering to COVID-19 safety protocols) with ribbon-linked lines running along main streets all over the country.
Eat Out managed to capture the protests:
All images by Shavan Rahim for Eat Out.
The restaurant industry and livelihoods affiliated need all the support they can get. To help, join the protests if you feel comfortable doing so, eat out (and tip generously!) or donate to the Eat Out Restaurant Relief Fund