In photos: protests at State of Nation Address 2017

Despite violence inside Parliament, outside was mostly peaceful

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Photo of people watching large TV screen
Parliament workers and guests watch the State of the Nation Address from inside Parliament’s grounds.
About 100 EFF supporters protested in Adderley street in the afternoon. Protest songs were sung.
Police officers sit outside St. Georges Cathedral. A large number of security personnel were deployed in the city centre.
ANC supporters, mostly high school students, also protested in the same area.
Riot police formed a barrier between the two groups (ANC and EFF) to prevent conflict.
People watch as EFF supporters protest down Adderley Street.
EFF supporters burn an ANC T-shirt.
Riot police created space between the two groups. The ANC supporters returned but riot police slowly pushed them back.
An ANC supporter addresses the crowd, telling people not to be afraid.
Riot police push ANC supporters back into Darling street.
The ANC People’s Assembly in the Grand Parade slowly fills up.
Protesting ANC supporters in Darling Street.
Outside the Grand Parade, ANC T-shirts are handed out to supporters.
People watch the State of the Nation address from inside a shop just outside Parliament.
As chaos erupts inside The National Assembly, Riot police enter the grounds of Parliament.
An EFF member hurls an object after being ejected from Parliament.
EFF leader Julius Malema addresses the press after being removed from the National Assembly.
An EFF member is helped by her comrades after being injured during the removal. According to DA leader Mmusi Maimane, pepper spray was used in the National Assembly.
DA leader Mmusi Maimane addresses the press after leaving the National Assembly.

Video of speeches by EFF leader Julius Malema and DA leader Mmusi Maimane outside Parliament.

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