Police fire teargas‚ rubber bullets and stun grenades at Unisa students

05 February 2018 - 16:36 By Jeff Wicks
A woman is arrested after a skirmish between police and students at Unisa in Durban. File photo.
A woman is arrested after a skirmish between police and students at Unisa in Durban. File photo.
Image: Jeff Wicks ‏ @wicks_jeff via Twitter

Police and Unisa students clashed outside the Durban campus on Monday.

The skirmish is the latest in several incidents between protesting students and law enforcement over a period of several weeks.

Two weeks ago a group of about 100 students forced down a section of palisade fencing‚ and threw stones and bottles at security guards after delays in registration.

It is unclear what sparked Monday’s protest‚ which saw Public Order Policing Unit officers firing teargas‚ rubber bullets and stun grenades to disperse the students.

A woman was tackled and detained by a police officer as she tried to flee on Stalwart Simelane Street.

The students later dispersed.


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