Police disperse Cape Town student protesters with rubber bullets



South African police used rubber bullets, tear gas and stun grenades on Wednesday to disperse hundreds of student protesters demanding free education at the University of the Western Cape in Cape Town, a Reuters witness said.
Protests have been flaring for weeks at universities across the country, prompting President Jacob Zuma last week to form a ministerial team to tackle the issue.
A private security guard was badly beaten by demonstrators in the latest clash and a campus building was set on fire, the witness said.
The protests over the cost of university education, prohibitive... read more

 
19 October 2016 in World News, Views: 36
Source: Reuters
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