Police fire rubber bullets at University of Limpopo

2015-10-21 15:43
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Polokwane - Limpopo police used teargas and rubber bullets on Wednesday to disperse hundreds of students protesting against a rise in tuition fees at the University of Limpopo's Turfloop gate.

The protesting students took to the streets of Mankweng shopping complex after disrupting exams earlier in the day, demanding that the institution stop implementing fee hikes during the next year academic year.

Protesting students moved from lecture room to lecture room removing students who were writing exams, and prevented staff from proceeding with daily academic business.

"The protesting students hurled stones at the police who responded by firing rubber bullets and teargas. They went to the police and to the mall, we have to use rubber bullets to disperse them, they were unruly,” said police spokesperson Ronel Otto.

University spokesperson Kgalema Mohuba said the exams were disrupted and student organisations remained resolute they would not return to lectures unless fees are not increased.


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