South African police fire stun grenades to disperse student protesters

October 26, 2016 9:06 AM EDT

Students protest outside the parliament ahead of South African Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's medium term budget speech in Cape Town, South Africa October 26, 2016. REUTERS/Sumaya Hisham


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CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South African police fired stun grenades, water canon and tear gas on Wednesday to disperse students protesting outside parliament over the cost of university tuition fees, a Reuters witness said.

The demonstration took place as Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan was delivering his medium term budget policy statement.

(Reporting by Wendell Roelf and Stella Mapenzauswa; Writing by Joe Brock; Editing by James Macharia)



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