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Students demonstrate in downtown Pretoria on Thursday, en route to the Union Buildings.  Picture: Jerome Delay/AP
Students demonstrate in downtown Pretoria on Thursday, en route to the Union Buildings. Picture: Jerome Delay/AP

It took just one stone thrown at the police to end what had begun as a peaceful Fees Must Fall march to the Union Buildings in Pretoria today.

This was just moments before a memorandum containing students’ demands could be handed over to a government representative.

After the announcement that the memorandum would be handed over, protesters demanded to know who the government representative was and started screaming “who are you, who are you”.

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