South Africa's Wits university reopens in face of student protests



South Africa's University of the Witwatersand (Wits) said it had reopened classes on Monday after clashes last week between police and student protesters demanding free education.
"Classes have reopened and so far there are no disruptions to any classes," Wits spokeswoman Shirona Patel said.
She said students who wanted to protest could do so in designated areas of the campus. Around 200 students had gathered early on Monday in front of the Great Hall, one of the approved protest zones.
There was a heavy police presence on the campus and police had a water canon at the ready, a... read more

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