Police fire stun grenades at EFF protesters

2016-02-11 18:20
(Tina Hsu, News24)

(Tina Hsu, News24)

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WATCH: Riot police fire stun grenades at protesting EFF members near Parliament

2016-02-11 17:48

Several stun grenades have been fired at protesters in Cape Town's CBD as protesters from various political factions clash ahead of the SONA.WATCH

Johannesburg – Two loud bangs were heard when EFF protesters clashed with police near Parliament hours before President Jacob Zuma was due to deliver his State of the Nation address on Thursday afternoon in Cape Town.

A police line held back EFF protesters who were pushing their way through. 

Police were heard through loudhailers instructing protesters to move back, before firing stun grenades and rubber bullets into the crowds.

EFF protesters fled in different directions after two loud bangs. Some protesters were heard screaming while fleeing the scene.

The protesters held placards which read, “Zuma is no longer president but a common criminal arrest him now.” 

Some EFF protesters forced their way into a nearby building during the commission. EFF protesters have been seen moving towards St George’s Mall.

Read more on:    eff  |  cape town  |  politics  |  state of the nation 2016  |  parliament 2016

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