Cape Town 31-03-04 Protestors burnt tyres in Elsies river protesting against a mans house who was taken down . They threw rocks at police who retaliated by shooting rubber bulletts , tear gas , stun grenades and a water canon was used to disperse the crowd Pic BRENTON geach

Pretoria - Seven people have been arrested for public violence during a protest in Mamelodi East, Tshwane, police said on Tuesday.

They were arrested just after midnight on Monday after throwing stones and bottles, and burning tyres in Solomon Mahlangu drive and Hector Pieterson street during a protest, said Lt-Col Khensani Magoai.

They would appear in the Mamelodi Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.

Democratic Alliance councillor Peter Millar said in a statement that residents of Extension 11 in Mamelodi East had “vented their anger about the lack of service delivery and other social problems” in the area.