Police fire stun grenades at students

Police fire stun grenades at students

Students scattered at Wits University after police fired stun grenades during the #Fees2017 protest in Johannesburg. 

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The students are protesting against any increase in tuition and are demanding free higher education.

Minister of Higher Education, Blade Nzimande yesterday announced that it was up to individual institutions to determine the increase for the 2017 academic year.

Additional security have been deployed on the Wits campus where students gathered since early this morning and up to 31 students have been arrested. 

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Wits spokesperson, Shirona Patel says while some lectures have been disrupted, the academic programme continues. 

Students retaliatied with anger and disguist at the police saying they haven't done anything to deserve being treated with force.

Our reporter, Maryke Vermaak is in the streets around the Wits University and reports that the situation is tense.

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