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Protests flare up in Dunoon

Authorities have closed some roads as residents are protesting in the area this morning.

FILE: Several Dunoon residents protested two weeks ago, demanding their own land from the City of Cape Town. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - A protest has once again erupted in Dunoon following demonstrations about two weeks ago.

It's unclear what this morning's demonstration relates to.

The area has seen a spate of violent demonstrations in recent weeks.

Two weeks ago, residents took to the streets after they tried to invade a piece of land in the area.

At the time, community leader Dolly Vinqeshe said residents were frustrated.

"We are lacking houses and the community is over populated. As you can see each and every day there is a blocked drain and each and every day there are no playgrounds for our children."

Disgruntled residents called for better service delivery in their community.

WATCH:_ Dunoon protesters demand land for homes._

Provincial Traffic Chief Kenny Africa says a number of roads have been affected this morning.

"Since last night there has again been protest action in Dunoon, especially in the Potsdam area. We have closed off Potsdam and Malibongwe roads as well as Potsdam at Killarney to traffic since last night. it is still closed."

Meanwhile, a number of shops have been damaged following the violent demonstration.

The city's JP smith 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."