Confrontations between police and student protestors outside Parliament

Police have fired stun grenades and rubber bullets to disperse protesting students outside Parliament as Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan delivered his medium term budget speech.

Students from universities including University of Cape Peninsula, University of Cape Town and University of the Western Cape had earlier given their memorandum to Gordhan.

But students did not leave even after the Minister signed the memorandum and made a promise to look at their list of demands.

Xolani Gwala spoke to EWN reporter Xolani Koyana who is following student protests outside Parliament.

Police are going through the streets trying to disperse some of the protesters.

Xolani Koyana, EWN reporter

This was after a small fire was started by a group when they were still waiting for the Minister of Higher Education Blade Nzimande to come out.

Xolani Koyana, EWN reporter

The situation became out of control when students started throwing stones and bottles at the police.

Xolani Koyana, EWN reporter

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