Students threaten legal action against police

Students threaten legal action against police

Fees Must Fall students at Wits are threatening to take legal action against the acting national police commissioner. 

wits students threaten legal action against police
Photo: Slindelo Masikane

They are unhappy over percieved police brutality. 

Clashes between police and students on campus have seen a number of students injured, including leaders of the movement. 

Support for the movement is growing with unions, workers and academics pledging solidarity.

Students and workers are now outside the Hillbrow Police station in an attempt to secure the release of  4 arrested students.  

SRC General Secretary Fasiha Hassan says they plan on taking legal action against the police 

"We took statements from students who were on the scene yesterday...we are taking that to IPID and to the Human Rights Commission and we looking at opening a case to sue the police commissioner for the police brutality," she said.

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