Cops fire rubber bullets at female Wits workers protesting in their underwear

2016-10-11 16:34
A heavy police presence at Wits University. (Lizeka Tandwa, News24)

A heavy police presence at Wits University. (Lizeka Tandwa, News24)

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Johannesburg - Police fired rubber bullets and used a water cannon on female Wits workers who had stripped to their underwear in a protest on Tuesday.

The workers were protesting outside the Great Hall. They were demanding that police stop shooting at the students.

There have been several clashes between protesters and police that have ended with police using rubber bullets, teargas and water cannon.

Students earlier gathered at the foot of the steps to the building and lobbed projectiles at the security guards who had formed a human chain at the doors.

Police then opened fire with rubber bullets and teargas to disperse the students.

On Monday, some protesters ran rampage in the streets of Braamfontein. They started fires, burnt a bus, and looted shops.

Police fired rubber bullets out of the vehicles, and several bystanders, including a priest, were injured in Monday's chaos.

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