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

Johannesburg - Police have dispersed protesters and cleared the R554 road in Eikenhof, south of Johannesburg, metro police said on Thursday.

“Protesters have been dispersed. We are not sure if they will come back again,” said Superintendent Edna Mamonyane.

She said metro police and the SA Police Service were deployed to the area on Thursday morning and managed to dispersed residents.

“The Johannesburg Road Agency workers were sent to clear the road by midday.”

Earlier, residents threw stones at passing cars and motorists were advised to avoid the road.

Apparently two illegal shacks were demolished in the area on Tuesday, angering residents.

Mamonyane did not know if anyone had been arrested or if any injuries were reported.

“I do not have that information but police would know.”

Lt-Col Lungelo Dlamini could not be immediately reached for a comment.