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S.Africa students, police clash in campus battle

A South African police officer looks on during clashes with students from the University of the Witwatersrand during a protest against university fee increases in Johannesburg, on September 21, 2016South African police fired rubber bullets, stun grenades and teargas at student protesters in Johannesburg on Tuesday as authorities tried to re-open the prestigious Wits University after weeks of demonstrations. The university, along with many campuses across South Africa, has been closed for at least two weeks during protests over tuition fees, with violent clashes regularly erupting between students, police and private security guards. “The university wants to arrest us, instead of listening to us,” said 21-year-old Patrick Shabalala, a third-year law student, as clashes continued outside Wits’ Great Hall auditorium.

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