Police Clash With Women Protesters At WEFI South Africa Against Gender Violence

South Africa: Protesters demand action on violence against women ... Friday's demonstrations, which police said were attended by 4,000 people in the ... activism and protests against gender-based violence in the country.

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Hundreds of protesters converged on the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) to demand to be addressed by President Cyril Ramaphosa who was in in attendance at the World Economic Forum Africa 2019 summit. Violent scenes played out in the precinct surrounding the CTICC as police struggled to hold the protesters back. Protesters blockaded the highway alongside the Connvention Centre during peak afternoon traffic and were eventually repelled with stun grenades and water canons.

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