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

Port Elizabeth - Protesters barricaded the R75 between Despatch and Port Elizabeth with burning tyres on Monday, Eastern Cape police said.

“Apparently they are protesting about service delivery of housing and transport for their children to and from school,” Warrant Officer Basil Seekoei said.

“Tyres are burning and the councillor for the area is addressing 500 to 1000 people on the matter.”

Police were on the scene.