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Thursday, 22 October 2015

Students protest over tuition fee hikes in SA

A crowd of thousands protested outside the ANC's offices in Johannesburg before student leaders handed over a list of demands, including a freeze on tuition fee increases, to ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe.

South African media reported incidents of violence elsewhere, including the police use of pepper spray on students at the University of Johannesburg as well as the use of stun grenades to disperse some demonstrators in Cape Town.
Students also converged on a courthouse in Cape Town where about 30 protesters were taken after being arrested during a rally outside parliament that turned violent Wednesday. Those detained, who face charges including public violence and trespassing, were released and are due in court again in February, the African News Agency reported.

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