The peaceful drive along the N11 road between Newcastle and Volksrust turned into a chaotic scene as protest action erupted in Charlestown, leading to road closures and significant traffic disruptions.
The situation escalated overnight, resulting in the burning of four trucks in the early hours of Tuesday morning, May 16, 2023.
The exact cause of the protest action remains unclear, but law enforcement officials at the scene are urging motorists to steer clear of the area due to safety concerns. Protesters have been observed throwing rocks at vehicles and obstructing the passage of traffic, causing further complications.
The incident has caused a substantial backlog of vehicles, impeding the smooth flow of traffic on the N11 road. As a result, authorities advise motorists to explore alternative routes to their destinations.
“It is best that motorists seek alternative routes to travel,” stated a police source.
Law enforcement agencies are actively working to resolve the issue and restore order to the affected area. However, the disruption caused by the protest action and the burning of trucks has undoubtedly inconvenienced commuters and transport companies alike.
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