- EFF supporters and SAPS officers found themselves in a violent brawl when protesters refused to move on
- EFF leader Julius Malema told supporters to not let SAPS intimidate them during the Eskom march
- EFF Eskom march was open to other political parties and anyone who wanted to protest against the power utility
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Economic Freedom Fighters supporters clashed with police officers earlier today during a mass march against Eskom.
Briefly.co.za earlier learned that The Economic Freedom Fighters rallied supporters and headed to Eskom's Megawatt Park headquarters. The political party listed challenging the privatisation of the state-owned entity and denouncing load-shedding as their issues with the power utility.
Unpleasant footage have surfaced on social media of the EFF protesters confronting SAPS officers. The officers are seen manhandling the protesters while trying to remove them from blocking a Johannesburg road.
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EFF leader Julius addressed protesters to blocked Rivonia Road for 30 minutes, he also told protesters to not feel intimidated by police officers' presence.
"I have seen some stupid police trying to provoke some fighters... there is no policeman that is going to tell what to do and what not to do, this is our land, country. This is not a police state, not a military state, this is a constitutional democracy and no one is going to stop us from exercising our constitutional responsibility."
He also asked protesters to not be hostile against any other political party that joins the march.
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