Police fire stun grenades, water cannons during WEF protests

Police have fired stun grenades and water cannons at the World Economic Forum in Cape Town.

CAPE TOWN - It's day one of the  2019 World Economic Forum and it's already marred by protests.

Police fired stun grenades and water cannons at protesters.

The protesters demanded to be addressed by President Cyril Ramaphosa.

READ: UCT suspend classes, students protest outside WEF

All academic activities have been suspended at the University of Cape Town (UCT) as students protested over the murder of student Uyinene Mrwetyana and the safety of women in South Africa.

Students earlier marched to the Cape Town International Convention Centre where the World Economic Forum on Africa is being held. 

It is believed that some of the students have been arrested.

The protesters are marching towards the Civic Centre.


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