Two arrested in Sir Lowry's Pass protest

Two protesters were arrested after chaos erupted during the protest and a cameraman’s equipment nabbed.

FILE: The scene from a previous protests in Sir Lowry's Pass where residents demonstrated against housing issues and service delivery. Picture: EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Two people have been arrested in connection with a chaotic service delivery protest in Sir Lowry's Pass Village on Thursday.

Some protesters attacked a photographer and made off with some of his equipment.

Photographs in some of today's newspapers show Independent Group photographer Brenton Geach fleeing from angry residents.

The police's Andre Traut says, "During the protest action in Sir Lowry's Pass a local newspaper photographer's camera lens was stolen by protesters. Our operation on Thursday night in the area resulted in the arrest of two adult males. We also retrieved the camera lens."

A section of a road leading up to the village was also closed due to the protest action.

Protesters took to the streets in the early hours of the morning, but it remains unclear what exactly they were demonstrating about.