Police used stun grenades and sprayed dye and teargas to disperse about 2,000 EFF supporters in Brackenfell exterior Cape City in the present day. The protestors have been making an attempt to drive their manner by the police barricades defending routes to the Brackenfell Excessive College.
A allow was granted for the EFF protest exterior Brackenfell Excessive College in the present day, giving permission for 100 protestors handy over a memorandum to the varsity.
The EFF mentioned the purpose of the protest was to spotlight alleged racism and segregation on the college, one thing that learners have posted about on social media.
On the coronary heart of the matter was a personal perform organised by dad and mom to have fun the top of matric after the standard matric dance was cancelled as a consequence of Covid-19.
It was claimed that black learners have been neither knowledgeable nor invited to the perform. Two academics apparently attended the perform on a wine farm.
EFF secretary common Marshall Dlamini negotiated with police, requesting that they enhance the variety of protestors allowed to march to the varsity.
An settlement was reached that 500, as a substitute of 100, protestors might method the varsity. Nevertheless, metres down Paradys Street, EFF supporters tried to barge their manner by the cordon and the barricade and police opened fireplace with stun weapons and teargas.
Protestors scattered in all instructions.
Police maintained a fringe and negotiations resumed. The stalemate lasted for over an hour, with extra EFF members becoming a member of the protest. By 3pm, there was nonetheless no signal of get together chief Julius Malema.
A barbed wire cordon was erected across the college, with the Cape Get together establishing a tent exterior the premises. Leaders of the get together mentioned they have been there in solidarity with the residents of Brackenfell.
Round 3pm a white man approached Dlamini as he was addressing the gang, an argument ensued which led to a scuffle. Some within the crowd began assaulting the person and police as soon as once more fired stun grenades and rubber bullets. There are stories of injured protestors.
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