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Police call for military support as Wakefield residents protest farmer's killing

Published:Wednesday | May 11, 2016 | 1:02 PM

Residents of Wakefield blocked sections of the roadway in their community for a second day in anger following the death of a farmer there yesterday.

Thirty-year-old, Jeffrey Richards was shot and killed during a confrontation with the Police at his home shortly before 2 a.m.

The police say two machetes were seized after the incident.

However, the residents say the farmer did not have to be killed.

They say even if he had a machette, there had to be a way for the police to take him into custody without killing him. 

The police have brought in reinforcements, including the military, as it is believed that an imminent attack on the station is likely.

According to unconfirmed reports, a firebomb-attack on the station was prevented. 

Attendance at the Muschett high and Primary schools was badly affected.