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JMPD officer and two students injured in skirmish

08 June 2018 - 20:01 By Nico Gous
Police officers fire shots at protesting students in Braamfontein, Johannesburg on June 8, 2018.
Police officers fire shots at protesting students in Braamfontein, Johannesburg on June 8, 2018.
Image: Bongiwe Vuvu Ndlovu/Facebook

An officer from the Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department (JMPD) and two students were taken to hospital on Friday afternoon after a skirmish in Braamfontein‚ Johannesburg.

Situation right now in Braamfontein...

Posted by Bongiwe Vuvu Ndlovu on Friday, June 8, 2018

JMPD spokesperson Wayne Minnaar said protesting cleaners were heading towards the Department of Labour in Braamfontein when they were joined by a group of students.

According to Minnaar‚ the cleaners work in one of the student residences.

In Melle Street someone threw a glass bottle from the roof of a building and it landed on the head of a JMPD officer‚ after which police started firing rubber bullets.

“That’s where two of the students got injured.”

The injuries of the two students and the officer remain unknown. No arrests were made.

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