Wits marches for Dalai Lama

2011-10-05 19:45
Johannesburg - Students and lecturers from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg gathered on Wednesday to march in a protest against the Dalai Lama's visa debacle.

They displayed posters reading: "Why deny a man of peace a visa?" and "No pass laws for the Dalai Lama".

Nearby, another group of students protested against the march. They believed the vice chancellor should be concerned with students' issues, not the Dalai Lama.

They sang and danced, displaying posters reading: "What about our students?" and "Give Wits cleaners the same respect you are demanding for the Dalai Lama".

The university's vice chancellor Prof Loyiso Nongxa was expected to speak at the protest.

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