Police fire rubber bullets and stun grenades on protesting Huawei strikers

Police have fired rubber bullets and stun grenades to disperse a group of about two hundred, sacked Huawei employees.

On Wednesday morning, the axed Huawei workers took to the streets to protest against their dismissal causing heavy traffic backlog.

It is understood the protesters have refused to the clear the road until management at the electronic company addresses them. The workers also claim Huawei terminated their employment contracts via text messages on Tuesday.

Police have now called in a tow truck to start removing the vehicles which have blocking the road since 9 am this morning.

Kgothatso Mogale, EWN Reporter

Some of the workers have been arrested.

Kgothatso Mogale, EWN Reporter

Watch: Police fire rubber bullets and stun grenades at workers on Grayston drive in Sandton

Watch: Vehicles affected by the Huawei Protest stuck in traffic in Sandton

Watch: Grayston and Linden intersections completely closed off in Huawei protest.

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