Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Student protests turn violent

Students and security guards at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology’s city campus clashed on Tuesday as a protest about registration fees turned violent.
Students were pepper-sprayed and one collapsed after inhaling it. She was rushed to hospital and her condition was not known at the time of going to press.
The trouble started at about 10am when about 35 students affiliated to the SA Students’ Congress (Sasco), gathered at the campus to protest against the R5 000 registration fee.
Security was called in to disperse the group. The students refused to budge and the security guards, who numbered about 10, pepper-sprayed them.

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