Mass Police Arrest In South Africa Protests
South African Police says 87 people have been arrested across the country in connection with opposition protests.
Police Minister Bheki Cele said on Monday that most of the arrests were made in Gauteng province.
Mr Cele said over 24,000 tyres have been confiscated by police in different towns.
He said police are working with the military to maintain calm.
Opposition minority party the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) is leading the so-called national shutdown.
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It kicked off protests well before Sunday midnight, local media report.
EFF is calling for the resignation of president Cyril Ramaphosa and an end to the energy crisis in the country.
President Ramaphosa has deployed over 3,000 soldiers across South Africa to help police maintain law and order in the country during the protests, local media reported.