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Parents, students & academics to meet over Fees Must Fall protests

The objective is to garner support, host a political school & raise funds for sustainability of the movement.

FILE: #FeesMustFall demonstrators protest outside the University of Pretoria during protests over tertiary education fees in Pretoria on 10 October 2016. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Parents, students and academics are expected to meet this afternoon to discuss the ongoing Fees Must Fall protests and the call for free, decolonised higher learning education

Protests have erupted across the country over the past few weeks, with students demanding free, decolonised education at universities.

The Fees Must Fall movement has encouraged broader society and students to join in on the call.

Some of the demonstrations have turned violent

The movement says today's event, titled "Free Education Live", will provide a safe space for students to discuss the trauma they've faced in recent weeks.

It says protesting for free, decolonised education has left the country's young people with deep wounds.

Today's lineup includes local acts Khuli Chana, Ricky Rick among others, and will cost R50 at the door.

The objective of today's event is to garner support, host a political school and raise funds for the sustainability of the movement.

Before the music festivities begin this afternoon parents, students, and academics will meet to discuss the matter.