Posted on November 23, 2020

‘Whites Only’ Graduation Party in South Africa Sparks Mass Protests

Lia Eustachewich, New York Post, November 20, 2020

Police and activists clashed in South Africa Friday during a protest against a graduation party allegedly organized for “whites only.”

Nearly 2,000 members of the Economic Freedom Fighters, a radical left political party, rallied around Brackenfell High School in Cape Town as police fired tear gas and water cannons at the crowd, Al Jazeera reported.


The confrontation stemmed from outrage over an off-site graduation party organized by parents. A flyer for the bash was disseminated to a WhatsApp group that included several teachers but not shared with regular class groups, one student told local news site IOL, adding that it was clear black students were not invited.


EFF protesters and white parents scuffled over the party on Nov. 9, with videos showing them punching each other on the streets, Al Jazeera said.