Disgruntled protestors who gathered outside the Estcourt Magistrateâ€™s Court were dispersed with tear gas and rubber bullets.
They angered crowd reacted to the news that three of the men who were arrested in the cannibalism case were released.
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Reports from the scene suggest that in retaliation, the protestors threw stones at police officers.
There has been no confirmation of any major injuries.