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The pupils from Philippi High School protest outside the Western Cape education department. (Paul Herman, News24)
The pupils from Philippi High School protest outside the Western Cape education department. (Paul Herman, News24)

Daneel Knoetze, GroundUp

Cape Town - A protest by pupils from Philippi High School over the lack of infrastructure and classrooms at their campus was violently dispersed by police officers on Friday morning.

When an armoured police vehicle moved on protesting pupils outside the Western Cape department of education in the Cape Town central city, the children decided to stay put. Student leaders directed their fellows to sit down on the paving to form a human chain and to face off the police line.

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