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2014-08-19 12:26

Police are trying to contain a protest by Daveyton residents on the East Rand of Johannesburg. Residents burned tyres and blocked roads after police stopped them from moving onto a piece of land earmarked for another community.WATCH

Johannesburg - Residents of Daveyton, on the East Rand, placed rocks on the roads and burnt tyres during a protest on Thursday, the Ekurhuleni metro police said.

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"They started at midnight at Xhosa section. Those responsible run away whenever they see officers approaching.... At this stage, we do not know why they are protesting," said Inspector Kobeli Mokheseng.

At least five streets were blocked and no vehicles were moving in or out of the affected area, said Mokheseng.

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