Student protests across SA became increasingly violent today, as police and protesters clashed on several campuses. In a video allegedly taken at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, protesters can be seen lifting and overturning a car, which reportedly belonged to campus security.
UKZN VIOLENCE pic.twitter.com/U6WPOcXG2i — REZA (@crimeairnetwork) October 10, 2016
The students then flee after what sounds like gunshots ring out.
UKZN VIOLENCE : MV DESTROYED. SHOTS FIRED. pic.twitter.com/ADKhvvVyW8 — REZA (@crimeairnetwork) October 10, 2016
Tear gas is now being used on campus.
Teargas released at UKZN Westville. It's a warzone here @News24 #FeesMustFall pic.twitter.com/nLy5VT0C9S — Kaveel Singh (@kaveels) October 10, 2016
Similar scenes played out at the University of Pretoria, where protesters forced the gates open.
TUKS STUDENTS BREAK ENTRANCE GATES & INVADE. pic.twitter.com/OFE1Ue3eyL — REZA (@crimeairnetwork) October 10, 2016
Earlier students had climbed over the fences to gain access to the campus.
#Fees2017 UP students assist each other to jump over turnstile gates to gain entry onto campus. Gates still locked. DB. pic.twitter.com/PQzTbwt09C — EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) October 10, 2016
At the University of the Witwatersrand, stun grenades are being used against protesters.
#Fees2017 #Wits Stun grenades fired.
MV pic.twitter.com/UyoBPlSr1m — Maryke Vermaak (@MarykeVermaak) October 10, 2016
Several students at the University of the Free State have been arrested.
Students are being arrested by police. #UFSShutdown #FeesMustFall pic.twitter.com/DYzvmPQbeK — KovsieFM 97.0 (@KovsieFM97) October 10, 2016