PICS: Powerful scenes from the student protests

2016-10-05 11:26

  • A student at Wits offers flowers to anti-riot policemen during a running battle with the police forces on campus during a mass demonstration. (Marco Longari, AFP)
  • Students protest on the Jammie stairs at UCT. (Tina Hsu)
  • Police officers fire rubber bullets at protesting students at Wits. (Themba Hadebe, AP)
  • The flash of an exploding stunt grenade is seen while a Wits student jumps on a falling policeman while another policeman discharged his rubber bullet loaded rifle during a running battle with the police forces on campus during a mass demonstration. (Marco Longari, AFP)
  • A wounded student is comforted by a fellow student as green smoke screen used by the Anti Riot Unit is seen in the background at a protest. (Marco Longari, AFP)
  • A female student is arrested as police fired stun grenades and rubber bullets in an attempt to disperse them during a protest. (Themba Hadebe, AP)
  • A female student is arrested as police fired stun grenades and rubber bullets in an attempt to disperse them during a protest. (Themba Hadebe, AP)
  • Mcebo Dlamini, the leader of the Wits students dances with a helmet belonging to the University private security and with a shield during a running battle with the police forces on campus as he takes part in a mass demonstration. (Marco Longari, AFP)
  • Mcebo Dlamini, the leader of the Wits students dances with a helmet belonging to the University private security and with a shield during a running battle with the police forces on campus as he takes part in a mass demonstration. (Marco Longari, AFP)
  • Three students hug at Wits during a mass protest of the Fees Must Fall movement. (Mujahid Safodien, AFP)
  • An injured police officer is wheeled on a stretcher by ambulance paramedics at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. (Themba Hadebe, AP)
  • A student places on a step a grenade filled with flowers next to rubber bullets used during a mass protest of the Fees Must Fall movement at Wits. (Mujahid Safodien, AFP)
  • A student holds a stone as he gestures and chant slogans during a mass protest of the Fees Must Fall movement at Wits in Johannesburg. (Mujahid Safodien, AFP)
  • A man throws a stone during a mass protest of the Fees Must Fall movement at Wits. (Mujahid Safodien, AFP)
  • A student wears a noose around her neck as lecturers and staff of Witwatersrand University demonstrate in support of the free education movement and against violence on campus. (Marco Longari, AFP)
  • A South African police officer looks on during clashes with students from Wits during a protest against university fee increases. (Mujahid Safodien, AFP)
  • Students from Wits are injured by a police grenade during a protest against university fee increases. (Daylin Paul, AFP)
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