Twitter bombarded by #FeesMustFall tweets
Currently, Twitter is seeing around 300 #FeesMustFall tweets per minute.
JOHANNESBURG - Students are using their social media platforms like Twitter to mobilise support, as well as to discuss and report on the #FeesMustFall protests.
Overnight, there have been more than 140,000 tweets worldwide with the hashtag #FeesMustFall.
- Santiago (@Donkeynones) October 23, 2015
The movement has also made its way down the catwalk.
- a fashion friend (@afashionfriend) October 22, 2015
This morning, as students prepare for their march to the Union Buildings, we're seeing around 300 tweets per minute.
- Trendsmap SthAfrica (@TrendsSthAfrica) October 23, 2015
- Trendsmap Cape Town (@TrendsCapeTown) October 23, 2015
The majority come from South Africa's major centres, but solidarity is also being shown elsewhere in Africa, in cities like Nairobi and Port Harcourt, as well as in the UK, the US and parts of South East Asia.
The words associated most with the fees must fall hashtag right now include students, "national shutdown", "today", "march" and "please".
The images being most widely circulated include explanations of what to do when you get arrested, or tear gassed.
- GodLee (@MzLee_) October 23, 2015
- Mageba (@Just_Zulu) October 23, 2015
Parents calling us advicing us what to do when tear gas is thrown at us
- #ULFeesMustFall (@Isaac_Moselane) October 22, 2015
What to do if exposed to Teargas: https://t.co/68YqT8bJs4
- Matt Black (@MattBlackZA) October 22, 2015
Who thought that in 2015 we would need to learn tips on what to do in case of arrest or in the event that you have teargas thrown at you
- #FeesMustFall (@CeePee_k) October 23, 2015
Images: Jonathan Stephenson & Jared Sacks via Facebook