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#FeesMustFall gets global support for historic march

From Australia to the USA and Europe, SA students based abroad are in solidarity with #FeesMustFall.

The FeesMustFall movement has received support from around the world in cities like Nairobi and Port Harcourt, as well as in the UK, the US and parts of South East Asia. Picture: Jonathan Stephenson/Facebook.

LONDON/NEW YORK - The Fees Must Fall movement has received support in various parts of the world, and today, South African and international students will be picketing outside the country's high commission in Trafalgar Square in London.

South African students based in the UK have called for the cessation of violence against students and say there should be a constructive and open dialogue with the youth.

Today there will also be a #FeesMustFall solidarity protest in London. #UnionBuilding pic.twitter.com/iGilkDiIAA

[Please RT]

Join the revolution tomorrow ✊🏻✊🏼✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿

Pretoria/ Durban/ London

#FeesMustFall #NationalShutDown pic.twitter.com/aX94mAp5nZ

So this is happening in London! ✊🏽

#FeesMustFall pic.twitter.com/szMBrxhDNq

While there isn't much media coverage of the protests, many of the people taking part in today's picket have relied on social media to access information.

South African student Ntokozo Qwabe who is doing his Masters at Oxford has cautioned against not listening to the youth.

"To our comrades, in South Africa we are saying we are with you, we might not be there physically but we are with you and we say that Fees Must Fall."

While the picket might not bring Trafalgar Square to a standstill, Qwabe says he hopes today's protest action will provide awareness to the struggles faced by students back home in South Africa.

Meanwhile, in the United States, supporters of the protests are also using social media to stand in solidarity.

Anyone in #washingtonDC #usa willing to help arrange a peaceful show of solidarity at the SA embassy? #FeesMustFall PLEASE RT

#FeesMustFall solidarity from Oregon, USA @SAPoliceService we are watching you @AA_SouthAfrica @ActionAid_aus pic.twitter.com/t0UzF9meRX

Dear Students in South Africa. Greetings from a Scholar-Activist in the USA. Please know that I stand in Solidarity with you. #FeesMustFall

USA college students: are u upset abt cost of tuition? Check out what's going on 2day in #SouthAfrica #FeesMustFall https://t.co/M0JKEK8FLr"

Enough of apathy. So proud to be South African, even all the way from the USA. #FeesMustFall

American students from across the country have expressed their support for the protests, largely on Twitter and Facebook, spreading the hashtag #FeesMustFall and #NationalShutDown to a US audiences.

A student in North Carolina says. "College in any country shouldn't be a debt sentence."

Images: Jonathan Stephenson & Jared Sacks via Facebook

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