Police had to fire stun grenades at members of the Pan Africanist Congress of Azania (PAC) following attempts to stage a protest outside Brackenfell High School today without a permit for the protest.
PAC spokesperson Lindokuhle Matiwe told the Cape Argus that the organization was staging the protest in support of the EFF members who were attacked in the community last Monday.
The PAC members had begun their protest at Brackenfell train station before attempting to march to the school.
They were however denied access by police officers who cordoned off several roads leading to the school.
The group was subsequently pushed back to the train station by police members using shields and stun grenades.
Members of PAC said they will be returning to the area on Friday, to support the EFF’s planned protest outside the school.
BRACKENFELL MEDIA MONITORING: IOL NEWS
POLICE USE STUN GRENADES ON OUR MEMBERS AS THEY SHOUT ‘HIGH DISCIPLINE HIGH MORALE’ WE WILL CONTINUE TO DESCEND ON BRACKENFELL TO CONFRONT RACISM#brackenfellhigh #Brackenfellhighschool #pac #maypaconine pic.twitter.com/59jQ86AfZd
— Pan Africanist Congress of Azania (PAC) (@MyPAConline) November 18, 2020