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Soshanguve protests over houses

Extension six and seven residents are protesting after being evicted from their homes on Wednesday.

FILE: Residents of Soshanguve took to the streets on Saturday 18 January in protest over RD houses.

JOHANNESBURG - Police are on high alert in Soshaguve, in Pretoria, where a number of people have taken to the streets to demonstrate over RDP houses.

Authorities say residents in extension six and seven were protesting on Saturday after being evicted from their homes on Wednesday.

No injuries have been reported and several arrests have been made but police have yet to confirm the number detainees.

The police's Riana van Aarden says the situation is currently under control.

"The public order policing and other units are still in the area to monitor and control the situation. No people were injured and there were arrests made by the police."

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