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Brackenfell protest: After bruising day, SAHRC weighs in on police response and 'hate speech' heard

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Police at the scene on Brackenfell.
Police at the scene on Brackenfell.
Ziyaad Douglas, Gallo Images

South African Human Rights Commissioner Chris Nissen believes the police response to the EFF protest in Brackenfell could have been handled differently, and also expressed concern about "hate speech" heard at the party's march on Friday. 

Speaking on Friday toward the end of what was a bruising and violent day of protest, Nissan said it was clear that urgent talks are needed regarding the Brackenfell High racism allegations. 

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