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Dunoon still volatile after weekend protests

Dozens of residents went on the rampage after they were evicted from privately-owned property.

A protest broke out in Dunoon on 20 March 2016 after a group of squatters attempted to occupy farmland along the N7 Highway. Picture: Xolani Koyana/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The situation in Dunoon close to the N7 is still volatile following violent demonstrations in the area this weekend.

Dozens of residents went on the rampage after they were evicted from privately-owned property.

Two MyCiTi bus stations were set alight during the unrest causing more than R1,5 million in damages.

The City's JP Smith says eight people have been arrested.

"Potsdam Road is still completely closed off from Killarney Race Track all the way through to the N7. Several of our vehicles have been attacked [and] officers have been injured."

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