South Africa: Police use tear gas as protesters rally over allegedly racist Cape Town school party

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Police used tear gas and water cannons as protesters rallied near a school in Cape Town on Friday, as they decried an allegedly racist end of year party recently organised by parents.

Around 2,000 demonstrators from the far-left Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) party gathered near the school as they demanded action be taken over the party, which was reportedly only attended by white teachers and students.

The protest, which Cape Town municipality had only permitted 100 protesters to attend, was subsequently broken up by police.

A counter-protest was also attended by dozens of Brackenfell residents and parents, who disagreed with the EFF, with members of the secessionist Cape Party also showing their support.

"We are here to stand against EFF racism and to stand in solidarity with the school children parents and residents of Brackenfell," said Cape Party President Jack Miller,

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