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

Brits - Six people were arrested during a protest in Majakaneng near Brits after a truck was torched on Monday, North West police said.

Spokesman Captain Paul Ramaloko: “Seven cars were pelted with stones and a truck was burnt down. The situation is calm and police are monitoring.”

He said a group of young men barricaded the N4, allegedly demanding that a local mine must employ them.

“The public order police are monitoring the situation, at the moment situation is calm.”

Ramaloko said it was safe to use the N4 and the R104 (old Pretoria road).