Tense stand-off between cops, protesters at UKZN Westville

2016-10-10 11:28
Protesting UKZN students.

Protesting UKZN students. (Jeff Wicks)

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Durban – Around 100 UKZN Westville students embarked on #FeesMustFall protests on Monday morning.

Speaking to News24, a student who did not want to be named, said protesters had picked up stones and hurled them at security.

"I was in the library when university staff came in and evacuated us. I had to go to the quad where there was a stand-off between police and protesters. I had seen protesters arming themselves with bricks and stones as well. They had attacked security with it earlier."

According to the student, the group of protesters then broke off into two groups.

"I think they were trying to evade police and give them the slip. One group went to the cafeteria and the other went toward the library. It was chaos and we had nowhere to go. People just pushed and shoved and ran."

The student added: "It feels tense today. It is quiet at the moment, but we are expecting more violence."

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