Protesting students target motorists

2015-10-19 16:27
(Jeanette Chabalala, News24)

(Jeanette Chabalala, News24)

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Johannesburg - Protesting Wits students, who have taken to the streets near the campus, are now targeting motorists.

News24 reporter on the scene, Jeanette Chabalala said hundreds of students who were protesting on Empire Road close to the campus had blocked the road with rocks.

The Johannesburg Metro Police Department were on the scene and were advising motorists to take alternate routes.

Chabalala said one female passenger had climbed out of a bus to confront the students.

"But they threatened to beat her up," said Chabalala.

She said students were wielding rocks and sticks while singing and chanting.

Wits students, along with students at other campuses around the country, have been protesting against proposed fee hikes for 2016.

More to follow.

Read more on:    wits university  |  johannesburg  |  education  |  university fees  |  protests

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