The fairly mixed group of a few hundred protesters included students and professionals from various organisations. Photo: Biznews
A group of protesters showed their solidarity with the ‘Fees Must Fall’ movement outside the South African High Commission in London on Friday.
A spokesman for SA House confirmed that protesters called on High Commissioner Obed Mlaba to come out and sign a memorandum, which he did. Although the protest was largely ‘in good spirits’, according to SA Times Live, a small group attempted to force their way into the high commission, but UK police intervened.
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The fairly mixed group of a few hundred protesters included students and professionals from various organisations, including the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies.
A participant who spoke to the tabloid said; ‘It was not political, even though we’re all involved in different parties, we were asked not to wear any political party clothing. We were really united under one umbrella for an issue that’s really important for our society. It goes to show that lot of South Africans who live abroad still have an interest in the future of the country.’
She also noted that a similar protest had been scheduled for New York today, Saturday, October 24.
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