Two ambulances and a delivery truck were damaged during a demonstration on housing in Booysenspark in Port Elizabeth’s northern suburbs.
Petrol bombs were used Wednesday night to light one of the two ambulances and the bakkie.
A massive stone was also thrown through the tow truck’s windshield as they tried to drag the ambulance’s wreck along Stanford Road.
Protestors in the area stripped the ambulance before setting it alight last night. Police have also recovered metal parts from the vechicle in the houses of a few residents. #sabcnews pic.twitter.com/PmXnGgQoxG— Jayed-Leigh Paulse (@JayedLeigh) February 20, 2020
The towing services were presumably targeted as residents stripped the scrap metal wreckage. Police soon acted and chased the group of people with rubber bullets, after which three suspects between 20 and 25 years were arrested for car theft.
By Thursday morning, protesters were again striking vehicles with stones.
A total of 15 cases of intentional property damage were reported between motorists whose cars were damaged by protesters between Wednesday night and Thursday morning.