Civic group Gatvol Capetonians barricaded major roads and intersections in the City from 5am to 11am to protest against housing shortages on Thursday.
The protest took place in Voortrekker Road, Kensington and in the Bo-Kaap.
John Maytham speaks to Eyewitness News reporter Kevin Brandt about what transpired this morning.
It is slightly calmer now. More SAPS officers landed here in a helicopter to come and assist the law enforcement to control the sporadically moving crowd.— Kevin Brandt, Reporter- Eyewitness News
They really had their hands full, there was a lot of youngsters pelting stones at police.— Kevin Brandt, Reporter- Eyewitness News
Listen to the full interview here:
A look at earlier this morning when teargas and stun grenades were used to disperse protesters from Gatvol Capetonian along Voortrekker Road in Kensington.— Cape Argus (@TheCapeArgus) August 8, 2019
Video: Courtney Africa/African News Agency pic.twitter.com/0AfxREWH5B
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