- The EFF protests held in Brackenfell on Friday can be described as many things but peaceful is certainly not one of them
- Footage has emerged of a lone man attempting to call for peace at the height of the protest
- This call for calm was not well-received, with supporters assaulting the individual
A solitary man found himself on the wrong side of the Economic Freedom Fighters' Brackenfell protest on Friday.
The man, dressed in cycle shorts and wearing a shirt calling for people to 'create, not hate', had made his way to the stage where EFF leadership had been addressing protestors.
EFF Secretary-General Marshall Dlamini had noticed the man during his speech, demanding to know what his problem is.
The attention of the riled crowd then turned onto the man, who was assaulted by those nearest.
The authorities stepped in, firing stun grenades into the crowd in a bid to give the man an opportunity to flee.
The man, appearing dazed, had not seized the chance and instead was encouraged to move away from the crowd by journalists covering the event.
Even then, the man had walked to the crowd of EFF supporters who had gathered across the street after the grenades had been fired.
Seemingly giving up, the man had sunk to his knees questioning 'why' the events were taking place.
Take a look at a clip of the incident below (Warning: Graphic content):
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that someone has stolen a red beret from the Economic Freedom Fighters and the party is furious.
After staging protests on Friday the party took to social media to issue a warning to the individual who had nicked the iconic symbol of the EFF:
"We reiterate the call for the terrorist Johann Spies to return the beret of the EFF, or the EFF will conduct a door-to-door campaign in Brackenfell to retrieve our symbolic mark of resistance ourselves. He must not test us! "
This response comes on the back of intense protests in Brackenfell, with the party expressing its gratitude to all who had participated in the demonstrations against racism:
"The EFF extends its revolutionary gratitude to all Commissars, Fighters and Ground Forces for a show of force against racism and the DA-led police state at Brackenfell today. In the face of deliberate attempts to undermine the program of the EFF, Fighters remained disciplined and militant, and dealt decisively with all forms of provocation."
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