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Cops monitor situation after Khayelitsha protests

Cape Town 140210- Residents of Siqalo informal settlement near Samora Machel burn tyres and block Vanguard Drive. Picture Cindy waxa.Reporter Daneel/Argus

Cape Town 140210- Residents of Siqalo informal settlement near Samora Machel burn tyres and block Vanguard Drive. Picture Cindy waxa.Reporter Daneel/Argus

Published Jul 7, 2014

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Cape Town police were monitoring Baden Powell Drive in Khayelitsha following a service delivery protest on Monday morning.

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“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.

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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

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