#FeesMustFall – Union Buildings Protest
The Union Buildings in Pretoria were a scene of chaos today.
This as the #FeesMustFall campaign reached its tipping point.
Students from various institutions across the country descended on the National site where President Jacob Zuma was holding a high level meeting with University and student leaders.
Following this meeting The President announced that there would be a zero percent fee increase in 2016.
This move and decision from The President was hailed by different students across the country who called it a victory for this generations youth.
Instead of a celebratory mood in Pretoria though – Chaos and violence erupted once again with students clashing with police.
The students voiced their disappointment that President Jacob Zuma did not come out to address them as he had promised all day.
The students took to the streets after police cleared them from the Union Building Lawns.
Roads were barricaded – Police vehicles were stoned and police themselves were at the receiving end of the wrath of the students.
The police retaliated by firing rubber bullets – stun grenades and tear gas to disperse protesting students.
It now remains to be seen whether or not this spells an end to the nationwide movement – which has clearly rattled the new government dispensation.
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