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GroundUp: Clashes at the University of Johannesburg

South Africa

South Africa

GroundUp: Clashes at the University of Johannesburg

The media was blocked from entering the University of Johannesburg campus on Wednesday, as students and security threw stones at each other. By Ihsaan Haffejee for GROUNDUP.

First published by GroundUp

The University of Johannesburg has banned media from entering campus to cover the student protests.

Private security from the Fidelity Group drove protesting students off campus using their batons, shields and pepper spray. They then proceeded to close the main gate of the university.

Students retaliated by throwing rocks in the direction of the security. Private security then proceeded to leave the campus property and chase students into a nearby park, flinging rocks in the direction of the students and the nearby houses.

Private security guards from the Fidelity group throw stones at protesting students at the University of Johannesburg.

A student overthrows a bin to block the entrance to UJ

Security chased the students into the neighbouring suburb of Westdene.

Students run away from the chasing security guards.

Students throw rocks at security guards.

Students confront security guards.

A student affected by pepper spray is assisted by other students. DM

Main photo: Security guards forced protesters to leave the UJ campus. Photo by Ihsaan Haffejee.


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