Chaos unfolds in Cape Town as police shut down protest in Saftu | News 24
- Saftu tried to march to Parliament in relation to several complaints workers have.
- The police warned the protesters that they were not allowed to march.
- Stun grenades were used to disperse the crowd and two arrests were made.
Two leaders of the South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) were arrested on Wednesday during an attempted march towards Parliament.
Police stopped the protest at Cape Peninsula Technological University in District Six.
The union members had been meeting on Keizersgracht Street and as such there was a heavy police presence in the area.
Saftu had initially applied for a permit, but the city of Cape Town denied it.
The nonprofit Right To Know, which joined the march, also came forward, but its request was also denied.
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