Several people were arrested after Warrenton residents entered the streets Monday night, setting fire to tires and blocking roads with stones.
The Public Order Police unit has already arrested seven protesters in this Northern Cape town for the protest.
The residents are unhappy about the lack of service delivery.
According to a WhatsApp message doing the rounds, “a complete downturn in Warrenton will prevail until the mayor and his entire council do the right thing and resign”.
“The community has spoken. Thank you, you sloths, “the message reads.
In a cellphone video, residents sing struggle songs while tire burns and the highway is littered with stones.
In another video, a group of residents carry poles away and put a large nameplate, announcing a new development and along the main road, in the middle of the road to block the street.
Brig. Provincial police spokesman Mohale Ramatseba says the situation is tense, but that the police are keeping a close watch on the protesters. He says so far seven people have been arrested for public violence.
The phones at the Magareng Local Municipality, including Warrenton, have been occupied since Tuesday morning.