140227. Cape Town. Hundreds of protesters are seen protesting along Nelson 
Mandela Blvd, on their way towards the city centre. In the background smoke can be seen from a vegetation fire alledgedly started by the protesters in District six. Picture Henk Kruger/Cape Argus
140227. Cape Town. Hundreds of protesters are seen protesting along Nelson Mandela Blvd, on their way towards the city centre. In the background smoke can be seen from a vegetation fire alledgedly started by the protesters in District six. Picture Henk Kruger/Cape Argus
140227. Cape Town. A SAPS officer using a quad bike to disperse crowds as they ran through St Georges Mall and Greenmarket square. SAPS had to use stun grenades to disperse hundreds of protesters in the city bowl as they tried to march illegally towards the Western Cape Legislation. Picture Henk Kruger/Cape Argus
140227. Cape Town. A SAPS officer using a quad bike to disperse crowds as they ran through St Georges Mall and Greenmarket square. SAPS had to use stun grenades to disperse hundreds of protesters in the city bowl as they tried to march illegally towards the Western Cape Legislation. Picture Henk Kruger/Cape Argus
Feebearing - Cape Town - 140227 - As another service delivery protest hit the city of Cape Town SAPS and crowd control had their hands full keeping the peace. A large group of protesters were dispersed with stun grenades and a dyed water canon on Albert Road in Woodstock. Pictured: A water canon with blue dye hits a group of protesters. REPORTER: DYLAN OKTOBER. PICTURE: WILLEM LAW.
Feebearing - Cape Town - 140227 - As another service delivery protest hit the city of Cape Town SAPS and crowd control had their hands full keeping the peace. A large group of protesters were dispersed with stun grenades and a dyed water canon on Albert Road in Woodstock. Pictured: A water canon with blue dye hits a group of protesters. REPORTER: DYLAN OKTOBER. PICTURE: WILLEM LAW.
Cape Town 140227- Police officers arresting a protester at Cape Town station. Hundreds of protesters  were blocked at Cape Town station after they wanted to march to the Provincial parliament illegally. Picture Cindy waxa. Reporter Argus
Cape Town 140227- Police officers arresting a protester at Cape Town station. Hundreds of protesters were blocked at Cape Town station after they wanted to march to the Provincial parliament illegally. Picture Cindy waxa. Reporter Argus
Cape Town 140227- Police officers arresting a protester at Cape Town station. Hundreds of protesters  were blocked at Cape Town station after they wanted to march to the Provincial parliament illegally. Picture Cindy waxa. Reporter Argus
Cape Town 140227- Police officers arresting a protester at Cape Town station. Hundreds of protesters were blocked at Cape Town station after they wanted to march to the Provincial parliament illegally. Picture Cindy waxa. Reporter Argus
Cape Town. 140227. A community protest rocked Cape Town today. Scores of people not affiliated to any political party as claimed took to the streets. Some arrests were made while police desperately tried to keep them seperated and out of the city. Reporter Xolani Koyana. Picture COURTNEY AFRICA
Cape Town. 140227. A community protest rocked Cape Town today. Scores of people not affiliated to any political party as claimed took to the streets. Some arrests were made while police desperately tried to keep them seperated and out of the city. Reporter Xolani Koyana. Picture COURTNEY AFRICA

Protesters stormed the Cape Town city centre in an illegal march, demanding land for housing and decent sanitation.

But it ended almost as quickly as it began, as a fleet of police vehicles herded marchers back to the railway station after dispersing them with stun grenades and water cannons.