South African Police Fire Teargas At Anti-Racism Protesters

 South African Police Fire Teargas At Anti-Racism Protesters

South Africa Police fired teargas at opposition activists protesting against alleged racism at a Cape Town School where a whites-only year-end dance Party was allegedly organised last month.

Channels TV reports on Friday, November 20, 2020, that anti-riot Police aimed teargas and water cannon towards hundreds of members of the radical leftist Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Party gathered near the School; adding that the protesters dispersed and regrouped a few blocks away.

Police later told the protest organisers that only 100 people were allowed to march to the School.

The protests were the latest of a string of demonstrations against alleged racism at Brackenfell High School following the dance Party held sometime late in October.

Few days after the Party, EFF members tried marching to the School but were blocked by some of the Students’ parents resulting in fistfights.

The confrontation disturbed President Cyril Ramaphosa who called for a probe, describing the clashes as “deeply regrettable”.

The clashes occurred a few weeks after similarly racially-charged protests in the central farming town of Senekal over the murder of a white farm manager by suspected black assailants.

Despite the end of apartheid a generation ago, racial tensions in South Africa often remain high.

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