Vi­o­lence shuts col­lege

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A lead­ing univer­sity in South Africa has closed for the rest of the week be­cause of vi­o­lence by protesters de­mand­ing free ed­u­ca­tion across the coun­try. The Univer­sity of the Wit­wa­ter­srand in Jo­han­nes­burg said it is iden­ti­fy­ing those who par­tic­i­pated in cam­pus vi­o­lence on Tues­day and will take ac­tion against them. Protesters threw stones at se­cu­rity guards out­side a main cam­pus build­ing, smash­ing some win­dows. Some guards threw pro­jec­tiles back at the stu­dents. The demon­stra­tors have been re­act­ing to a gov­ern­ment an­nounce­ment that uni­ver­si­ties can in­crease fees by up to 8 per cent next year.

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