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Du Noon residents go on the rampage

Cape Town police are keeping an eye on protesting residents in Du Noon.

Du Noon residents protest against poor service delivery on 26 July 2013. Picture: Lauren Isaacs/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Police have had to use stun grenades to try and disperse demonstrators in the Du Noon, Cape Town.

On Thursday morning, protesters took to the streets over poor service delivery.

Dozens of angry residents, most of them brandishing sticks, are demanding better living conditions. They are making their way to municipal offices in nearby Milnerton.

Some residents pelted vehicles on the N7 highway with rocks. Officials eventually had to close the freeway.

The entire Potsdam Road leading from Du noon to Milnerton is littered with rubble and dirt. Protestors also tipped over portable toilets.

Residents have vowed to continue protesting until their demands are met.

The Western Cape has recorded an increase in the number of service delivery protests in recent months.

In June, protesters blocked parts of the N2 highway during a protest against poor service delivery.

Residents burnt tyres, blocked the road with objects and threw human waste onto the highway.

Earlier in June, more than 150 people were arrested for public violence while en route to Cape Town's CBD.

The protesters had been planning to dump human waste at the Western Cape legislature.

The Democratic Alliance (DA) which governs the province believes the protests are politically motivated ahead of the general elections in 2014.