Thursday, August 3, 2017

Student Clip


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It's a seven-second clip I took a while ago, of student protests outside parliament. I needed to press through to the inner circle to get this shot (at the end of the clip, I was pushed off my feet). No post can capture the energy and the noise of such a gathering. OBSERVATION: I am in contact with the movement. Some issues were settled last week, which has led to greater calm. But it simmers. At least two student organisations refer to the struggle as war against "Satan himself", while opponents denounce the anarchy, and quell it. The heart of it is the demand for a free education. That against a background of the squandering of billions by government.

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