Cape Town police were monitoring Baden Powell Drive in Khayelitsha following a service delivery protest on Monday morning.
“We're finished with our operation there. We are just going to monitor the situation,” said police spokesman Lt-Col Andre Traut.
Protesting residents burnt tyres, forcing the closure of the road.
“There were no reports of injuries or damage to property,” Traut said.
City of Cape Town municipal workers were cleaning debris from the road.
“We don't think the roads were damaged by the burning tyres,” traffic spokesman Richard Coleman said. - Sapa