Students bundled into police van outside Parliament

2015-10-21 16:03
(Tina Hsu, News24)

(Tina Hsu, News24)

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Cape Town - Thousands of students are still at Parliament's gates, singing and clapping in the face of riot police.

News24 reporter on the scene Jenna Etheridge said six people - five of them students - were bundled into a police van in front of the National Assembly. It was not yet clear how the sixth person was related to the protests.

Etheridge said it was also not yet clear what the six were charged with.

She said the protesters told journalists through the window of the police van that they felt angry, but were inspired by the students who were standing their ground.

Students earlier stormed the Parliamentary precinct, clashing with riot police. They were demanding that Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande address them.

Students nationwide were protesting against proposed fee hikes for 2016.

More to follow.



Read more on:    cape town  |  education  |  university fees  |  protests

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