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Rubber bullets fired at students

2010-01-26 12:38

Durban - Rubber bullets were fired at Durban University of Technology (DUT) after students tried to disrupt registrations on Tuesday.

Just over 100 students demonstrated on the Mansfield campus, forcing private security guards to fire rubber bullets to disperse them.

Members of the SA Police Service were also monitoring the situation.

The institution hired a private security firm to monitor striking students.

Last week’s protests forced the institution's management to suspend registrations. Registration resumed on Monday.

Students were protesting against the increase in registration fees and alleged financial exclusions.

They said registration fees had increased from R2 500 to R2 700.