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October 14, 2015

#WitsFeesMustFall: South African university suspends all classes following protest

Students striking over a tuition fee increase disrupt parts of campus at University of Witwatersrand.
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Image via Reuven Blignault.

Students at The University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg shut down parts of campus on Wednesday to protest a planned tuition increase. The demonstrators blocked entrances to the university, known as Wits, after administrators announced a 10.5 percent hike in fees for 2016.  

 

Many are using #WitsFeesMustFall, #WitsFees, #WitsShutDown to share images and video from the protest:

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