SOUTH AFRICA. Johannesburg. South African riot police fought stone-throwing university students amid national calls by demonstrators for free higher education. Protests and demonstrations initially began last fall over proposed tuition increases of as much as 10 and 12 percent, and were reignited last month over the revelation that 2017 fees would increase by another eight percent.
(1) A student is seen during clashes with South African police at Johannesburg’s University of the Witwatersrand on October 4, 2016. Photograph: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters
(2) Students protest during the third week of ongoing protests against the cost of higher education on October 3, 2016. Photograph: Cornell Tukiri/EPA
(3) (4) (5) (6) (7) Congress of South Africa Students high school students, lecturers and staff from Witwatersrand Univerisity, university students demonstrate against South African police officers and announced fees hikes for tertiary education on September 28 & 30, 2016. Photographs: Marco Longari/AFP/Getty