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Hair protests now hits school in Port Elizabeth

Cape Town – 30 August 2016

The protest that affected Pretoria Girls High has now spread to a school in Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape.Lawson Brown High School reportedly did not want black students to start writing their exams if they did not “relax” their hair.

Students at the school started protesting and the school started trending on Twitter with the hashtag #lawsonbrownhighschool.Learners at the school were meant to start sitting for exams today.Learners and social media users were calling for the Eastern Cape MEC for Education to intervene in the crisis.

Pictures and videos of protests at the school were shared widely on social media site Twitter.Neither the  school, nor the department of education ,has made a formal statement yet with regards to the protests at the school.




By Wesley Fester

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