The area remained on a knife-edge after residents blockaded the roads with burning tyres, rubble and other objects. Police used stun grenades and rubber bullets to disperse the crowd.
Protesters are demanding that a community centre be built and an informal settlement electrified. Pamphlets informing residents of the protest were distributed, according to ward councillor Barbara Rass.
“I do know what the protest is about, but do not have the facts,” she said.
Mayco member for Area North Suzette Little confirmed that the protest was related to a community centre the community had requested as part of a business project.