Several protesting students arrested in Cape Town's CBD

Students and workers earlier scattered across the city following violent clashes outside Parliament.

Speakers outside Parliament adamant government has money to support students. Picture: Xolani Koyana/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Several protesters have been arrested on the streets of Cape Town's CBD.

Earlier this afternoon, there were running battles between police and demonstrators following a march to Parliament.

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The Golden Arrow Bus Service has also confirmed several buses had been stoned.

Glynnis Crook witnessed the chaos as she drove out of the CBD this afternoon.


Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan earlier today accepted a memorandum from the Fees Must Fall campaigners, saying he would look into the demands.

Police vehicles were rushing from one street to the next around City Hall in Cape Town's CBD.

Officers has to use stun grenades to disperse demonstrators, some of whom were trying to get into locked shops and banks.

Protesters set two bins on fire in the middle of Strand Street, which led to police lobbing stun grenades into the crowd.

One man needed medical attention after he was struck by a rock that had been thrown by protesters towards police.