One of the trucks set alight by protesters on the N2 highway during a service delivery protest between Garden Route Mall and Pacaltsdorp in Geroge. Picture: SAPS

George - Protesters have blocked the N2 highway after setting two trucks alight during a service delivery protest between the Garden Route Mall and Pacaltsdorp in George in the southern Cape, police said on Wednesday.

"The N2 in that area is closed for traffic. The freeway between Garden Route Mall and Pacaltsdorp as well as Nelson Mandela Boulevard in Thembalethu are closed and traffic is diverted into the town," the South African Police Service said in a statement.

Roads barricaded with stones by protesters during a service delivery protest between Garden Route Mall and Pacaltsdorp, as well as Nelson Mandela Boulevard in Thembalethu in George. Picture: SAPS

"Public Order Police Unit members are deployed to a service delivery [protest] along the N2 in George that saw two trucks torched overnight after they were petrol bombed and roads barricaded. N2 in the area closed for traffic. Traffic officials are manning the control points."

It was not immediately clear what spurred the protest and if any of the protesters had been injured.

African News Agency/ANA