AS IT HAPPENED: 10 people arrested at #HoërskoolOvervaal amid violence

2018-01-17 06:30

Stun grenades and violence have marred the first day of school at Hoërskool Overvaal as people gathered to protest learners denied placement at the Afrikaans medium institution.

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17 Jan 14:44
WATCH: Fire and chaos as EFF chant 'anti-boer' songs #HoërskoolOvervaal

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Learners have peacefully dismissed through a side gate at Hoërskool Overvaal

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WATCH: Stun grenades and rubber bullets used to disperse protesters outside #HoërskoolOvervaal

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Protestors at Hoërskool Overvaal planning to continue protests on Thursday

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Several people have been injured this morning following protest action at a school in Falconridge in the Vaal area.  

ER24 paramedics were standing by at the school from the early hours of the morning when they were alerted that several protesters had been injured.  

Paramedics, along with the local authorities, made their way through the crowds to the patients.  

Upon assessment, paramedics found that eight people had sustained injuries ranging from minor to moderate. Fortunately, no serious injuries or fatalities were found.  

Paramedics treated the patients and thereafter transported two to a nearby hospital for further treatment. The remaining patients declined transportation to a hospital.  

Local authorities are on scene for further investigations. - ER24

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Protestors have deserted main gate at Hoërskool #Overvaal after police action

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Learners inside the school, and many witnessed the violence at Hoërskool #Overvaal

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Number of arrests during scuffles at Hoërskool Overvaal

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Protestors have fled from the front gate amid violence at Hoërskool Overvaal

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One person was shot in the face, and a woman shot in the back and arm at Hoërskool Overvaal as police fired rubber bullets and stun grenades

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Overvaal: Where is the outrage over Panyaza Lesufi?

The scenes outside Hoërskool Overvaal on Wednesday, an Afrikaans-medium high school in the ironically named town of Vereeniging (unification), shows up the worst of South Africans.

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WATCH: Panyaza Lesufi makes plan B for learners barred from #HoërskoolOvervaal

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No tears or fears as Grade 1s start 'big school' in Tshwane

There were no first day jitters for some learners at a Tshwane primary school. They were ready to tackle their first day of school without fear or tears.

17 Jan 11:48
Stun grenades were fired at Hoërskool Overvaal - reports

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WATCH: Parents face tearful goodbyes as first graders start school

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We are still convinced that we are right to take them to this particular school, but we have to respect the judgment, says MEC Lesufi of the decision to place learners at Hoërskool Overvaal

17 Jan 11:24
We are taking them to a school while we are waiting for the appeal process - Lesufi

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"The judge said there's space - there's no space. We can demonstrate with evidence because we're doing the online registration. We know where it's full and not full." - Gauteng MEC for Education Panyaza Lesufi on the placement of 55 learners

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Gauteng MEC for Education Panyaza Lesufi is on his way to Hoërskool Overvaal

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Angie Motshekga has condemned the attack at Hoërskool Overvaal on Wednesday morning

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'Our kids are discriminated because of Afrikaans' - EFF members

The EFF and a parent were involved in a brawl on the first day of school during a protest outside Hoërskool Overvaal in Vereeniging on Wednesday morning.

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And now AfriForum arrives at Overvaal...

AfriForum arrived at Hoërskool Overvaal in Vereeniging on Wednesday after a contingent of red berets chanted and protested against the school's language and admissions policy.

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