Johannesburg - Five men were arrested for public violence in Lawley, Johannesburg, Gauteng police said on Thursday.

Warrant Officer Kay Makhubela said they were arrested during a protest in the area on Wednesday.

“They pelted passing cars with stones,” he said.

A protest over electricity disrupted traffic on Wednesday morning. Rocks and burning tyres were placed on the road.

The men would appear in the Protea Magistrate's Court on Friday.

Sapa