Several roads in and around Cape Town were closed this morning due to protest action organised by the #TotalShutdown movement – and Bishop Lavis and Hanover Park were most affected. The action was taken to protest against gender-based violence, crime and poverty. At the crack of dawn today, City of Cape Town traffic services spokesperson Richard Coleman said roads were closed in Hanover Park. At the same time, Coleman revealed that taxi operators had blocked Lavis Drive in Bishop Lavis. Videos on social media showed that police in Bishop Lavis fired stun grenades and rubber bullets to disperse crowds.