This report gives you a taste of the day as it happened and is divided into three sections:
- The march itself
- Shortly after the march ended
- Handover of the letter of demand
For commentary on the day please go to: Suurbraak rolling mass action: a commentary
1. The march itself
The organisers of Sunday’s protest march in Suurbraak (14 May 2017) were the SYM (Suurbraak Youth Movement chaired by Donovan Julius) and the SCA (Suurbraak Civic Association chaired by Burton Beukes). Both these organisations can feel justly proud of what they achieved. Apart from one troubling incident, about which I’ll report below, the march was efficiently managed and executed.
The organisers amassed an impressive Suurbraak-style turnout comprising children, young men and women, middle aged and the elderly following in cars, bakkies and on a truck. In fact I felt quite sorry for the kids who must have been forbidden by their parents to take part and who watched the passing cavalcade with longing.
Click on the window below in order to see footage of the march.