Stun grenades fired at Cape Town protesters

2015-10-22 14:18

Cape Town - Police on Thursday fired at least three stun grenades in a bid to disperse a crowd of about 2 000 students marching from CPUT to the Waterfront area, where students believed management was having a meeting.

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The stun grenades were fired as police tried to block off the crowd in Darling Street as they were making their way towards Adderley Street. The students briefly scattered, but quickly regrouped again.

The students said they planned on disrupting the CPUT management meeting. The crowd grew visibly agitated with attempts to halt their progress.

Along Darling Street, police advised vendors to start packing up, which they reluctantly did.

There is currently a heavy police presence, including metro police and public order police.

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