Students plan more protests over women abuse

They say they are taking a stand in the wake of gruesome attacks and abductions of women, students and the LGBTI community.

Members of the South African Students Council of Wits gathered on Nelson Mandela Bridge in Johannesburg to voice their concerns about gender-based violence and murders that have been highlighted in the news recently. Picture: Louise McAuliffe/EWN

JOHANNESBURG – University students say they are planning more protests to take a stand against women abuse.

On Wednesday, scores of students marched through the streets of Braamfontein during peak hour traffic, calling for an end to violence against women.

They say they are taking a stand in the wake of gruesome attacks and abductions of women, students and the LGBTI community.

The South African Students Congress’s Fasiha Hassan says: “I think having placards during peak hour traffic it’s really gotten the message across. I mean lots of motorists saw myself being manhandled and sexually harassed by a police officer.

“So I think we have gotten our message across but today is only step one. There are many, many more things to be done.”

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