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VIDEO: THE 2ND DAY OF PROTESTS PROVE TO BE MORE VIOLENT AS PETROL BOMBS ARE THROWN BY THE EFF


Date: 2018-01-18
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Following a court ruling that HoerskoolOveraal

After the denial of access to 55 pupils, despite a Gauteng Department of Education directive, who were to be taught in English at Hoerskool Overaal this year, the EFF has been protesting outside the school premises claiming that the school is racist. The school went to court to challenge the department's order.

The protests began on Wednesday which took a violent turn when protestors started pushing parents who were dropping their children at school. The police began to fire rubber bullets and made a handful of arrests on the scene while injured protestors were treated by emergency staff.

Despite a heavy police presence, on Thursday EFF protestors, joined by ANC members,  continued to gather, protesting violently outside the school, eventually throwing a petrol bomb at a police car. More arrests were made on the scene and the Gauteng education MEC, Panyaza Lesufi, declared it a matter of urgency to resolve the issue as "no child should have to go to school in fear of rubber bullets and tear gas".

Since the relationship between the school's governing body and government officials is not on good terms, the South African Human Rights Commission has intervened as a mediator between the two.

Whilst Lesufi assures parents and pupils that they are safe on the school grounds despite the protests, the protestors have stated that they intend to continue protesting and are not afraid of the police.




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