Student demonstrations show that nothing's changed since Fees Must Fall protests - activists

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Students in Braamfontein gathered in the precinct to protest against financial exclusion at universities on 10 March 2021.
Students in Braamfontein gathered in the precinct to protest against financial exclusion at universities on 10 March 2021.
PHOTO: Kayleen Morgan, News24

What news: Last Wednesday, students held peaceful protests in Braamfontein against the non-registration of students who have historical debt at Wits University.

What we heard: According to Nkululeko Tselane, an FMF activist who protested for access to education in 2016, nothing has changed; people are still being shot at for exercising their right to protest.

In quotes: "[For] me, the most concerning and upsetting [thing] is that we have seen little change in how to address protests. The response is always the same, which shows how structural the issues are," he told News24 in an interview.

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