Running battles between Wits students and cops move to city streets

2016-10-10 15:54
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Johannesburg - There were running battles between protesting Wits University students and police as protests moved to the streets of Braamfontein on Monday afternoon. 

Police fired rubber bullets from a Nyala as it drove past students who pelted it with rocks. The university said three people had been arrested in Braamfontein, while two were arrested on campus earlier.

Earlier, police fired stun grenades to disperse students who were pelting private security guards with rocks at the entrance of the Great Hall. The students were initially trying to access the institution's Solomon Mahlangu House, when they were blocked by private security.

Earlier, two students were arrested after the institution's FNB computer lab was flooded. 

"It is [being] seen as deliberate - to get people out of the labs. We are reviewing the video footage," said Patel.


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