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 were monitoring the situation following a housing protest at Rabie Ridge in Tembisa on the east Rand, where rubber bullets were fired on Tuesday, Gauteng police said.

“Two hours ago the police fired rubber bullets to disperse the protesting residents and two of the protesters were arrested for public violence,” said Lt-Col Lungelo Dlamini.

“No injuries have been reported. Police are on the scene monitoring the situation. They (the residents) allege they were protesting about housing in the area.”

Modderfontein Road, which had earlier been closed, was now open.