A man was arrested in Muizenberg, Cape Town, on Tuesday morning when he protested with other surfers because they were not allowed to practice their sport under the containment regulations.
NewsLiteSA previously reported on surfers ignoring the lockdown regulations and were seen in a video in the water.
Nine people protested there. They walked up and down and thus “got exercise” according to the national regulation.
The regulations stipulate that people may exercise or walk outside between 06:00 and 09:00 daily.
Surfers gathered at various beaches around 8am and obeyed all regulations such as maintaining a safe distance and wearing masks. They protested against the regulations they called being ‘draconian’.
They had their surfboards with them and some wrote messages on it.
The arrested man was thrown in the back of a van. He was told at the scene that he was not allowed to protest and was not exercising.
Another man, who was in the possession of a drone, was already in the trailer.
In the back of the trailer no safe distance was possible for the men.
Shortly after 9am, police arrested people in Muizenberg who were still exercising and were not on their way to their homes. One cyclist fled when the police wanted to arrest him.