Cape Town students break into small groups to 'confuse' police

2015-10-22 15:14
Cape Town students making their way to the Waterfront. (Tina Hsu, News24)

Cape Town students making their way to the Waterfront. (Tina Hsu, News24)

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News24 reporters Jenni Evans and Thulani Gqirana said groups of students took off in different directions down Darling and Plein streets, seemingly to confuse police.

Evans said police were driving through the streets looking for them as the students broke up into small groups.

According to Gqirana: "Cops have been kept really busy trying to keep up with the various groups. Around three cops have followed each small group."

Earlier there was a tense stand-off in Darling Street between thousands of students and about 20 police officers. More police have since arrived on the scene.

Evans reported that vendors had started packing up their belongings as protesters took the streets.

Students are protesting nationwide over proposed fee hikes for 2016.

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