In photos: clashes at University of Johannesburg

Media blocked from entering campus, and students and security throw stones at each other

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Photo of woman being escorted off campus
A private security from the Fidelity group throws a stone at protesting students at the University of Johannesburg.

The University of Johannesburg (UJ) has banned media from entering campus to cover the student protests. Private security from the Fidelity Group drove protesting students off campus using their batons, shields and pepper spray. They then proceeded to close the main gate of the university. Students retaliated by throwing rocks in the direction of the security. Private security then proceeded to leave the campus property and chase students into a nearby park flinging rocks in the direction of the students and the nearby houses.

Security guards forced protesters to leave the UJ campus.
A student overthrows a bin to block the entrance to UJ
Security chased the students into the neighbouring suburb of Westdene.
Students throw rocks at security guards. 
Students confront security guards.
Students run away from the chasing security guards.
A student affected by pepper spray is assisted by other students.
TOPICS:  Tertiary Education Violence

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