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UPDATE: Calm restored to Dunoon for now

A number of shops have been damaged during a violent demonstration in the area.

Rubble was strewn across several roads after a protest broke out in Dunoon on 17 March 2016. Picture: Lauren Isaacs/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Dunoon near Milnerton is calm after several shops were destroyed during violent protests.

While the reason for the violence remains unknown, there are rumours it's related to a fight for housing and service delivery.

#Dunoon Rubble strewn across several roads in the area. The area is calm but tense. LI pic.twitter.com/80cQooDZZh

Earlier, Saps members and Metro Police officers blocked off all access to the area.

#Dunoon The #MyCiti Bus terminus has been stoned, refuse and debris is strewn across the road. TH pic.twitter.com/MX90QV0wx0

  • EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) April 18, 2016 WATCH:_ Dunoon protesters demand land for homes._

A number of shops have been damaged following the violent demonstration.

Provincial Traffic Chief Kenny Africa says, "Traffic officials, law enforcement, Metro Police and other resources along with the Saps and Public Order Police are out in force. Pretty much no business has been left untarnished, where they couldn't loot they've just smashed up the businesses. The city had to evacuate all its buses from the bus depot there."

Sewage water can be seen spewing from a broken manhole cover in the middle of the road and is creating a foul stench in the air.

Of the several foreign owned shops that have been set alight, one container that previously served as a barber shop has been tipped over on its side.

The area is quiet for now but according to some residents, violence will most likely flare up again later.

Police and law enforcement officials however continue monitor the area.