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White Protesters Form Human Shield To Protect Black Protesters From Police

I'm tearing up. The white human shield. This is both incredibly beautiful and incredibly sad. #FeesMustFall

U threatened to shoot the protesters, now that there's a white human shield u retreat?

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Recently, a large group of white student protesters stepped to the front of a rally and formed a human shield to protect black protesters from the police.

The rally took place in South Africa, where police officers had previously used brutal force against the predominantly black demonstrators who turned out to peacefully protest rising university fees.

The news source, News Channel Africa, said that the protest was a part of the #FeesMustFall movement. The demonstrators were simply asking for college fees to stop increasing.

But Monday afternoon, Eurweb reports that when students from Rhodes University turned out to support their fellow students at the Eastcape Midlands College (EMC).

The Rhodes’ independent publication, Activate reports that, “Rhodes students united with the EMC protestors with the hopes of discouraging use of unnecessary force by the police. According to an eyewitness, tensions rose when protestors were chanting at the police to leave, and the police responded by driving towards the crowd in an attempt to disperse the protestors.”

They added that, “gates at EMC were closed to prevent students from entering the premises. The eyewitness explained that a man attempted to climb over the gate resulting in SAPS firing what was initially thought to be rubber bullets into the crowd. However, SAPS have since stated that stun grenades were the only weapons used against the protestors.”

The Twitter for the #RhodesMustFall movement, says that white protesters were called upon to form a shield around black protesters, to hopefully influence police not to beat them.

The approach seemed to work. Take a look in the video below…

Eurweb notes that “no further rubber bullets or stun grenades were fired. Whether or not the police would have used force, had white students not stood in the way, will forever remain a mystery.”

Check out some of the social media commentary on this historic even that the mainstream media is ignoring…

This HISTORIC MOMENT is not being covered by the ‪mainstream media‬.

Why is that? Could it be that they LOVE to see BLACK AND WHITE DIVIDED, because they know TOGETHER the police have to deal with THE PEOPLE UNITED!

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Comment by carolyn johnson on October 29, 2015 at 9:10pm

Love dis

Comment by Ivan Butcher II on October 28, 2015 at 10:42pm

The White Race are not All or always Our Enemy; The Enemy is the White Attitude of Superiority, Prejudice, Privilege, Entitlement, Control, etc...

You just have to be Mindful to Whom You Trust

But, the reality is, how many of Them and their race would give up the privileges, they have had as the ruling class/race and leveling the playing field?

If you consider how the Black race is portrayed in corporate media around the World, it is no wonder why we as a people, especially those of us speaking different languages, do not identify with each other, The Curse of Babel.

We African / Americans are a family and it is time that we begin working toward our own family's interests. The idea that, "Charity begins at home" is not separatism nor selfishness. The neglecting of ourselves and relying on others to provide for us nurtures that negative perception other families have of our community.

To me this is a two fold situation, yes I feel the Black Family should be financing our on images, businesses, schools, health and senior citizen facilities, etc., but then there is the struggle to get out into Their Controlled Industries. But too, to many of our Black Achievers are to busy trying to Fit-in.

Comment by AfricanGoddess on October 26, 2015 at 12:49pm

I forgot to say...
Use your white privilege to right a wrong everyday,your effort can make this a better Universe from the destruction your people have brought forth throughout the Globe with the indigenous groups!

Comment by AfricanGoddess on October 26, 2015 at 12:04am

These are the few good ones amongst us earth people,they are not in denial of black people reality like most are. Since white life supposingly matters more than others,it's always good to see the few using their perceived privilege to sincerely help those not from their group with no attachment involve!

Comment by Te Miller on October 24, 2015 at 9:25am

We/All should always, stick together as a human race when Bullsh** is on the rise. Awesome! and yet it does lead us to believe white lives matter more than black (people of color). Grateful for the protection, yet sad to think of the potential loss of lives had the "white human shield" not been there. .. I agree w/james clark, djmagic, jacqueline wilson & boy wonder comments 

Comment by James clark on October 23, 2015 at 10:56am
That's was great to know that white kids stood up to the police but it is sad also because if the white students had not did this the police would have shot into the crowd. And it makes you believe that white lives matter more than black. And that is what makes me sad.
Comment by djmagic on October 22, 2015 at 9:58pm

well that's nice to see done in afrika let's see if it can travel to america.

Comment by Jacqueline Wilson on October 22, 2015 at 9:26pm
Is it really surprising that there's no media coverage of this? We need more of this!!!
Comment by boy wonder on October 22, 2015 at 9:25pm
Awesomely sad

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