The Sea Point protest turned ugly this weekend, when anti-vaccine demonstrators clashed with public order police in a bloody encounter.
Watch: Sea Point protest turns bloody
What started out as a peaceful picket led by a small group of anti-vaxxers holding placards with ‘awareness’ messages about the ‘plandemic’, ended in chaos at the Atlantic Seaboard beachfront.
According to police spokesperson Captain FC Van Wyk, two men were singled out and arrested for flouting mandatory lockdown laws, out of a group of 100 demonstrators.
““Both were released on a warning, and will appear in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court on November 17, on the mentioned charges,” he said.
Here’s footage of the clashes between protesters and Cape Town police:
The Democratic Alliance made a huge mistake here. Your crony was standing with the police. I have all the footage to sink you. This had nothing to do with the ruling party. The DA allowing elderly women and a child to be attacked by SAPS. You are going down.@jsteenhuisen pic.twitter.com/cb74s8GmA0— #00DEZZ (@00DEZZ) October 10, 2021
JUST IN | [TRENDING}— Alternative News Network ZA (@AltNN_ZA) October 9, 2021
Police turn VIOLENT against PEACEFUL protesters today at Sea point in Cape Town
Full video here: https://t.co/GZdxsIQEtj
Footage as received #VoetsekANC #EndtheLockdown pic.twitter.com/9QyakoZPGV
What we know about the protest organisers
From what we understand, the Sea Point protest was supported by the Organic Humanity Movement, a pseudo-political organisation that believes in alternative governance. OHM defines its ethos as “a liberal, de-colonising, anti-establishment, liberation, movement.”
While no materials which suggest that OHM was behind the organisation of the Sea Point protest were found, the organisation has been at the forefront of raising awareness about the anti-vaccine demonstrations of this past weekend.
There’s so much footage of yesterday, see how many police their were compared to demonstrators. Demonstrators were calmly gathered &singing before police reigned brutality down on the people, attacking the elderly, women & children @News24 @SAHRC @SAHRCommission @PublicProtector pic.twitter.com/Ry3imJXkyg— Organic Humanity Movement (@liberate_sa) October 10, 2021
OHM has not released a statement in response to the events that unfolded at the beachfront. However, a recent public service announcement published by the organisation on the day of the Sea Point protest suggests that the fight against vaccinations is closely linked to the movement’s objective to ‘decolonise’ South Africa’s political system.
“As a party we are fighting for decolonising our political system and decolonizing our economic system. We want to reform the electoral process so that South Africans can vote individually for South Africans to represent them in government and we want a government that creates unique South African solutions to the complex issues we face without any influence from above mentioned globalist organisations,” the statement read.