South African university students protest increase in tuition fees

Police in South Africa used stun grenades and rubber bullets to disperse a group of university students threatening to close all the country’s universities over an increase in tuition fees.

 

Demonstrators said that the new hike in fees will exclude poorer black students from attending school.

 

Police said that they have arrested at least twenty students calling their demonstrations unlawful.

 

Protests began at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg and has spread throughout an additional seven other colleges.

 

Students protesting reported that a heavy police presence around the universities.

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