Ten people were arrested in a protest in Modderdam Road, Cape Town, on Monday, Western Cape police said.

Warrant Officer November Filander said about 300 people gathered at the corner of Stellenbosch and Modderdam East roads from 2am in a protest over housing.

He said the road was blocked with burning tyres and cement blocks. Residents of the informal settlements Freedom Park and Malawi Camp threw stones and destroyed a few traffic lights.

They later dispersed and the road was reopened to motorists. – Sapa