Outrage as police use excessive force against Rhodes students

A video showing SAPS (SA Police Service) officers firing rubber bullets at protesting Rhodes University students and arresting them has caused outrage directed at police.

A male student, who was confronted by officers while crossing the road and addressing students, is then held down on the floor and dragged on his back towards two police vehicles.

Watch the video below:

Various universities across the country have suspended their academic programmes in response to ongoing protests.

The students are protesting against Education Minister, Blade Nzimande's decision to leave universities to decide on a fee increment not exceeding 8%. The students are demanding free education for all.

Students who qualify for NSFAS funding and the 'missing middle' (from households earning less than R600 000 net) will be exempt from the increase.

In what is seen as a violent response to students, South Africans have lamented the poor training of police officers in managing crowds at protests.

Listen to the interview below:

It's a right that is enshrined in the Constitution to protest and to picket, but police are not trained to deal with situations of this nature.

Andries Nkome, attorney
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