- Apr 6, 2017
Source: https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/watch-ufs-student-cleaning-up-after-eff-protesters-has-social-media-users-divided-20190305A University of the Free State (UFS) student has unwittingly opened up a big debate on social media after a video of him cleaning up after protesters went viral.
In the video taken on Friday and posted on Facebook by Ruan Bentley, third-year banking and investment management student Eckhard Binding picks up litter that is thrown from a rubbish bin by protesters dressed in EFF T-shirts. As soon as Binding puts it back in the bin, the protesters throw it back onto the ground, and he then picks it up again.
By Tuesday, the original video had been viewed more than 1.5 million times.
While many felt Binding's actions were justified, others argued that he was undermining the context of the protest, which was a call for the insourcing of cleaning staff at the University of the Free State.