October 10, 2016

South African Students Feel The Bern, Demand Free Education

Students at South Africa’s Wits University protested on Monday as part of an ongoing movement for free tuition. It was supposed to be the reopening of classes at Wits after months of protests, but hundreds of student members of the “Fees Must Fall” movement stormed into lectures and disrupted classes. While the police response may sound like a trip to the arcade, their use of water cannons and stun grenades were just part of the violent clash between protestors and police. The school year is supposed to end in November, but Wits and many other universities have fallen behind and may not finish on time.

SNAPSHOT: Striking photos from the protests in South Africa

Yes, I want to sound marginally more intelligent: