WATCH: UFS rugby supporters clash with student protesters on field

2016-02-23 08:51
(Screengrab, Chipsta, <a href="https://youtu.be/VgxZQE1TgK8">YouTube</a>)

(Screengrab, Chipsta, YouTube)

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Bloemfontein - A video has emerged showing student protesters at the University of Free State (UFS) clashing with supporters of the university’s rugby team on the field on Monday night.

The university has condemned the violence against protesters that disrupted the Varsity Cup Match between Shimlas and Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU), and has launched an investigation into the incident.

- Read more: UFS to investigate disrupted Varsity Cup match

According to Eyewitness News, the students were representing the Outsourcing Must Fall movement at the university, as part of a call to end the practice of hiring external companies to employ campus staff with few benefits.

The video depicts the protesting students in the middle of the field during the game between Shimlas and NMMU.

Moments later, to the right of the protesters, a horde of Shimlas supporters can be seen chasing down the student protesters, and a full-on brawl ensues.

Shimlas supporters can be seen kicking the student protesters, and vice versa.

WATCH the video below, uploaded to YouTube by Chipsta:

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