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South Africa: Huge Student March Planned For Union Buildings

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Thursday, October 20th, 2016
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Hundreds of students are expected to march on the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Thursday to call for free tertiary education.

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The Tshwane Metro Police were informed of a possible Fees Must Fall march between 08:00 and 13:00, Senior Superintendent Isaac Mahamba said.

They were expected to start their walk from Church Square. About 3 000 students were expected to take part and most streets in the CBD would be affected.

Motorists and residents were advised to “take extra precautionary measures”

According to a Facebook event titled “Free Education March to Union Buildings”, over 1 000 people were interested in the event, and over 700 had committed to attending. Pupils, students, workers, and community activists would take part.

“We plan to hold a peaceful demonstration followed by a programme of activities which will be held once we get to the Union Buildings including music, games, performance art, drama, political schools and reading groups. Free Education for all Now!” it stated.

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