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Calm restored in Sir Lowry's Pass

Calm has been restored to Sir Lowry's Pass Village following a violent protest on Thursday.

FILE: Women and children sing and dance during a housing protest in Sir Lowry's Pass Village. Picture: EWN

CAPE TOWN - It appears calm has been restored to Sir Lowry's Pass Village near Somerset West where chaos erupted on Thursday as residents protested against a lack of housing.

This is just one of several violent protests which have rocked the country this week.

Very little evidence remains of Thursday protest which saw angry locals barricade roads and clash with authorities.

The streets in the area are virtually empty, with only few people loitering and no sign of police.

Resident Aaron February has told Eyewitness News Thursday's violence was long overdue.

He claims he has been waiting for more than a decade for a house.

Meanwhile, hundreds of informal settlement residents marched in the Cape Town CBD on Wednesday demanding housing and basic services.

The protesters handed over a memorandum to Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille and Premier Helen Zille.