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WC cops arrest violent protesters

Western Cape police arrested a dozen violent protesters at the Du Noon informal settlement.

Western Cape police arrested a dozen violent protesters at the Du Noon informal settlement.

CAPE TOWN - Cape Town police say they have arrested at least a dozen angry protesters for public violence following demonstrations in the Du Noon informal settlement near Milnerton.

Residents burnt tyres and threw stones in the early hours of the morning. It's thought the protests are over poor service delivery.

The Western Cape police's Tembinkosi Kinana said the situation was quelled after swift action by officers at the scene.

"They were throwing stones at police during a stand-off. Police managed to arrest some of the protesters."

MORE PROTESTS

Earlier this week Cape Town motorists were forced to endure an extended peak hour when the N2 Highway was closed as a result of protest action.

The traffic department had to divert vehicles as protestors took to the N2 between the R300 and the airport approach road for the latest in a string of protests in the area.

It's unclear what Tuesday's protest was about, although it was thought to be linked to the so-called 'poo wars' that started a few months earlier.