South Africa police fire rubber bullets to clear student protests


Three university students in South Africa were injured after police fired rubber bullets while students threw stones and burned tyres at one university, as rallies against plans to raise tuition fees hit campuses across the country.

It was not clear what caused the injuries to the three students, police said.
“Earlier this morning police fired rubber bullets and used stun grenades after protesting NMMU (Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University) students started throwing stones and blockaded the entrance to the university,” said Brigadier Marinda Mills.