A protest over increase in tuition fees in South Africa has gone awry, after the protesting students clashed with the Police.
The fees had been proposed to be hiked between 10 per cent and 12 per cent, and students rejected a government offer to cap tuition fees at six per cent.
So far, 10 South African institutions have been affected by the protests and have shut down academic activity in the meantime.
The students are also calling for free education for the poor, saying this was promised by the African National Congress Government when it took power in 1994.
Reports say that the last time students were on the streets of South Africa protesting, was back in the apartheid era, when they protested against being taught Afrikaans, one of the main languages spoken by the White minority.