As teachers returned to classrooms and tried to resume lectures at the University of the Witwatersrand on October 10, outside their windows police officers and student protestors were once again engaged in violent clashes following a forced closure last month, threatening another shutdown.
Protesters demanding free tuition threw rocks at the police, who fired rubber-coated bullets and used tear gas and stun grenades to control the crowds.
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African police clashed with student protesters demanding free education on Monday at the University of the Witwatersand (Wits) which had reopened after demonstrations forced its closure last week.
Fires, stone-throwing, tear gas and water cannon filled the campus of the University of the Witwatersrand on Monday, when the school was supposed to reopen after weeks of unrest.
Attempt to reopen Witwatersrand University leads to clashes between police and students angered by education costs.
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African police fired stun grenades and arrested one student in clashes at Johannesburg's University of the Witwatersrand on Wednesday, as country-wide protests for free tertiary education entered a thi...