Brackenfell High School: Fight breaks out between EFF and parents as protests intensify

Brackenfell High School: Fight breaks out between EFF and parents as protests intensify

- A clip of angry Brackenfell High School parents storming toward protesting EFF members at the school has been shared online

- In the clip, some of the parents can be heard using strong language while chasing the EFF members away

- A few minutes into the clip a fight breaks out between one EFF member and one of the fed-up parents

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A clip of parents storming towards protesting EFF members at the Brackenfell High School has been shared online. In the clip, the angry parents are using vulgar language to try and persuade the protestors to abandon their protests.

Not long into the clip, a fight breaks out between a parent and one of the protestors, resulting in a brief moment of chaos. Screaming, running and more shouting ensues while the fight gets broken up. Later on, the two groups can be seen dangerously hurling stones at each other.

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Meanwhile, Twitter users who also viewed the clip shared their thoughts on all the commotion. While many of them sided with the EFF, a lot of them questioned the EFF on making the decision to protest while students were writing their exams.

Read a few of their comments below.

@MissB20_10 said:

"EFF is so destructive, my goodness, learners are writing their exams, there comes hooligans to disturb them, I don't know what is it exactly that EFF wants to achieve with inciting war amongst SAns,if y'all think white, Indians & coloured of this country will let you bully them."

@UnmovedLee said:

"So these parents thought a protest against racism was a bad thing? And people blame EFF?"

@Tinkerbones2 said:

"Why are the EFF who claim to support education, at a school disrupting exams? The parents have every right to be there protecting their kids. EFF crossed a line."
EFF clash with Brackenfell parents
Parents fight protesting EFF members outside Brackenfell High School. Source: @aya_ndamane/@AfriNewsAgency/Twitter
Source: Twitter

Earlier today reported that the Economic Freedom Fighters have made calls for members to picket outside Brackenfell High School again. The EFF in the Western Cape shared an image of their planned protest to Twitter yesterday, calling for members and the public to protest today.

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The party is aiming to protest against the alleged racism at the high school. They named the protest "EFF Western Cape Against Racist Brackenfell High School." The march was planned to start at 7:30am.

At the bottom left of the image shared to Twitter is their call for party members and members of the public to participate. It reads:

"A call for all members of the public to confront apartheid-style segregation in schools."

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