Protests on New Canada Road

Eyewitnesses said around 20 people were protesting on New Canada Road in Soweto on Tuesday morning,...

Police keep a close eye on New Canada Road after early morning protests. 15 November 2011 Picture: Molemo Mabapa/IWN

Eyewitnesses said around 20 people were protesting on New Canada Road in Soweto on Tuesday morning, apparently over forced evictions in their area.

On Monday, demonstrators burnt dustbins and barricaded streets with rocks after the Red Ants removed them from their rented houses because they had not paid their landlord.

This man said residents have again taken to the streets.

"They have blocked the road and they are burning tyres," he said.

He added that there was only one police van on the scene.