Student protests spread in South Africa

A student from the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) is detained by South African police forces following clashes during a protest against the university fee increase on September 21, 2016 in JohannesburgStudent protests in South Africa spread Wednesday with police firing rubber bullets at demonstrators on campuses in Johannesburg and Grahamstown as unrest over tuition fees roils universities across the country. The University of Johannesburg’s Doornfontein campus was hit by violent clashes between students and campus security guards as running battles erupted through the evening, AFP photographers witnessed. Police in Grahamstown, in Eastern Cape province, arrested at least 11 Rhodes University students after they allegedly violated a court interdict which barred protests on the university grounds.

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