Violent clashes break out between police, protesters outside Parly

Protesting students from various universities have vowed to continue the shutdown of institutions.

Fees Must Fall protesters have clashed with the police outside Parliament. Picture: Anthony Molyneaux/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Police have fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse protesting students outside Parliament this afternoon where the Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has been delivering his medium term budget speech.



Protesting students from various universities have vowed to continue the shutdown of institutions despite Gordhan undertaking to look into their demands.



Earlier, Gordhan came out briefly to accept a memorandum from the group of thousands gathered on Parliament's door step.

Minister Gordhan signed the memorandum and told student leaders he would look into their list of demands.

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He also had words for protesters who tried to heckle and hurl insults at him.

The group says it wants Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande to come out to address them.