Rainy parade for protesting Durban students

2016-11-10 19:53
Students protesting. (News24)

Students protesting. (News24)

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Durban - Rain and inclement weather stifled a planned Fees Must Fall student protest march on Thursday.

A handful of students, no more than 40, gathered in the rain at Curries Fountain and marched through the central business district to the City Hall.

Accompanied by a large contingent of public order police, the pocket of crimson-clad students made their way to the city centre, holding placards and singing struggle songs.

READ: Pretoria University to continue with limited programme, despite protests

Economic Freedom Fighters Student Command representatives handed a memorandum to city officials.

The students demanded that all of their comrades still in custody be released immediately and that the National Prosecuting Authority drop criminal charges against them.

The NPA should probe cases of alleged police brutality and wrongful arrest, they said.

Their call came as 10 University of KwaZulu-Natal Pietermaritzburg campus students were released on bail.

The Witness reported that the group, previously denied bail, had made an application in the Pietermaritzburg High Court. The court granted them on R1 000 bail each.

Read more on:    eff  |  durban  |  university protests  |  university fees

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