Protesters lower flags to half mast

2011-11-22 14:42

Info bill protest outside Luthuli House

2011-11-22 11:36

A group of people dressed in black protested against the controversial protection of state information bill outside the headquarters of the ANC in Johannesburg. WATCH

Cape Town - Hundreds of people gathered outside Parliament's main gates in Cape Town to mark "Black Tuesday", the passage of the controversial protection of state information bill through the National Assembly.

Almost all those taking part in the Right2Know Campaign protest were dressed in black. Some had sealed their mouths closed with black tape. Many carried posters.

"Those who vote for the bill are criminals themselves", "We demand the right to know", "Black Tuesday" and "ANC Rule = Fascism" were among the messages held aloft.

Protesters lowered flags to half mast on two of the four poles at the Plein Street entrance to the parliamentary complex before police intervened.

The police then sealed off the area below the poles with tape.

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