Hundreds of students march on Durban City Hall

2016-10-11 17:11

Durban - Hundreds of students marched on Durban's City Hall on Tuesday as part of the movement for fee free tertiary education. 

The marchers gathered at Curries Fountain stadium before etching their way through the CBD to hand a memorandum of demands to city officials.

Their demands included free and "decolonised" tertiary education, an end to police brutality, and an end to the "militarisation" of tertiary institutions. 

They further wanted all criminal charges against protesters to be withdrawn and for those students who were arrested not to be detained in prison alongside murderers and rapists.

The march was peaceful and there were a large number of police officers. 

Riot police maintained a line in front of the marchers, led by religious leaders, as they moved towards City Hall.

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