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[UPDATE] Police arrest man who tried to disrupt EFF's Marshall Dlamini on stage

20 November 2020 4:40 PM
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Brackenfell High School
EFF in Brackenfell

Police in Brackenfell have arrested a man who attempted to interfere while the EFF's secretary-general Marshall Dlamini addressed the crowd.

Two people have been arrested by police so far, reports EWN's Kevin Brandt.

The one man was arrested after he tried jumping onto the stage from which the EFF's leadership address their supporters.

He was first attacked by EFF supporters before he was apprehended by police.

Another man was arrested for brandishing a firearm, Brandt tells CapeTalk.

Chaos has erupted near Brackenfell High School on Friday, with police firing water cannon and stun grenades at hundreds of EFF protesters.

Police in Brackenfell moved in with force on several occasions, using rubber bullets, tear gas, and a water cannon to disperse demonstrators.

The EFF has been leading a protest against alleged racism at the school.

This scene is still very tense. There's a police nyala driving up and down. Momentarily, officers are still firing rubber bullets... trying to drive protesters further away from the school.

Kevin Brandt, EWN reporter

Earlier, police earlier dispersed a group of EFF supporters who gathered a block away from the school.

Initially, the EFF had only obtained permission for 100 members to protest outside the school from 12pm onwards.

According to EWN, the number was later increased to 500 on Friday.

Earlier this week, authorities warned that protesters would be arrested if they did not protest peacefully and remain off school grounds.

At the same time, the police have asked community groups who are staging a counter-protest to please leave the area.




20 November 2020 4:40 PM
Tags:
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EFF protest
Stun grenades
Brackenfell High School
EFF in Brackenfell

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