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Twitter bombarded by #FeesMustFall tweets

Currently, Twitter is seeing around 300 #FeesMustFall tweets per minute.

UCT vice chancellor Max Price sits amongst students as he listens to their complaints outside Jameson Hall on 22 October 2015. Picture: Abed Ahmed/EWN.

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.

Very interesting #FeesMustFall infographic pic.twitter.com/NSvoLcW8tj

The movement has also made its way down the catwalk.

Serious finale at Fashion Week @siesisabelle #FeesMustFall @safashionweek 💪💥 pic.twitter.com/nX9BFmaP8K

This morning, as students prepare for their march to the Union Buildings, we're seeing around 300 tweets per minute.

#internationalshutdown is now trending in South Africa https://t.co/RRb6EHoqXD

#internationalshutdown is now trending in #CapeTown https://t.co/IgdYNrY9D3

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.

@BongzThaMr_K preparing a tear gas survival kit just in case. #FeesMustFall pic.twitter.com/73L6dEE3vh

Carry a tub of petroleum jelly, rub it around your eyes,mouth, and nose if tear gas is released #FeesMustFall #Asijiki

Parents calling us advicing us what to do when tear gas is thrown at us

What to do if exposed to Teargas: https://t.co/68YqT8bJs4

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

Images: Jonathan Stephenson & Jared Sacks via Facebook

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