Police stand guard near Parliament as students disperse

2015-10-21 19:47
(Tina Hsu, News24)

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Cape Town - Police continued to stand guard near Parliament as students started to disperse late on Wednesday.

News24 reporter at the scene Thulani Gqirana said police were now pushing students further away from Parliament, up Roeland Street.

"After more than five hours of protests, police have cleared all students from outside Parliament," she said.

"However, a very strong police presence remains."

Gqirana said there were police officers on bikes outside Parliament, patrolling Plein Street.

She said police officers were seemingly settling in for the night.

Parliament saw a day of dramatic protests as thousands of students gathered to protest proposed fee hikes for 2016.

Six people were detained amid nationwide protests at most major universities.

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