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October 10th, 2016 by


The FeesMustFall protest surges on with new reports by the hour. Here is a summary of today’s clashes.

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UKZN Students Clash With Police

Violence erupted at UKZN today where students, university security and police clashed.

Eyewitnesses at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) have shared images and videos of the violence throughout the day.

Students have been seen singing and chanting across the Westville campus and a security vehicle was overturned.

 

All classes have been suspended until further notice.

“We Are Shutting Down UP”

One student activist has said they will shut down the University of Pretoria themselves. 

 

Members of the ‘Fees Must Fall’ movement at the University of Pretoria are refusing any meeting unless it’s in the form of a general assembly.

The university was expected to hold discussions with students and faculty staff about free education. This has been cancelled after protesters threatened to disrupt any meeting.

 

Wits Students Set Bus Alight

According to a report by EWN at 15:08, police opened fire with rubber bullets as Wits University students tried to block off traffic to Jorissen and Bertha Street.

Students had earlier pelted stones at Wits security guards after they tried to force their way onto campus. Police then moved in, firing stun grenades, rubber bullets and water cannons to disperse them.

Students have retaliated by setting a bus on fire.

Disruption at University of Stellenbosch

A strong police and security presence was seen on Stellenbosch University’s campus as dozens of #FeesMustFall protesters blocked off Victoria Street (main access road to campus).

The group has been moving around campus since early this morning disrupting lectures and setting off fire alarms at residences. See the video below of a class being disrupted:

 

SAPS officers, as well as a private security team, have kept a watchful eye on a small group that’s been toy-toying.