Emotional Twitter responses to #FeesMustFall
The main theme seems to be tales of anguish rather than the antagonism Twitter is known for.
JOHANNESBURG - Following countrywide student protests, Twitter users have vociferously expressed their emotions about watching today's events unfold.
ANC, you have betrayed the people. Today you have broken the nation's soul. You are on the wrong side of history. This won't be forgotten.
- Venus HottenTHOT (@lebomashile) October 21, 2015
💔 "@noksangoma: "Careful. Careful. Sorry." - my toddler, to the TV, as he watches cops using riot shields to push students. My heart."— Sithembile Mbete (@sthembete) October 21, 2015
- khwezi magwaza (@khwezimagwaza) October 21, 2015
I recall being bombarded with 'struggle credentials' in voting season. Now it seems the former revolutionaries are oppressors #FeesMustFall
- Rad Ridin' Hood (@zeekny) October 21, 2015
Ignoring our kid's plight is to ignore our future. #FeesMustFall
- Matlawa (@Tlawi01) October 21, 2015
The police who are shooting at the students are the same people who go home & be the parents who complain about high fees. #FeesMustFall— Ceka Lilcee Azania (@CekaAzania) October 21, 2015
The #FeesMustFall Campaign has seen a number of tertiary institutions nationwide come to a standstill this week as students protest against proposed tuition fee hikes.
The protests are to show university management that there must be a zero percent increase to next year's fees and an end to exorbitant increases to tuition fees.