‘The revolution will be tweeted’
EWN has monitored the growing momentum of the conversation around the #FeesMustCall campaign
JOHANNESBURG - Students across South Africa have been using Twitter to report on and react to today's developments.
The hashtag #FeesMustFall is still dominating on Twitter this afternoon. This is a story that has lived on the social media platform since it first began at Wits nine days ago.
- WITS SRC #WFMF (@WitsSRC) October 13, 2015
In the last 24 hours, more than 450,000 tweets about the student movement have been sent out.
Unbelievably proud & inspired by every student & parent who marched today. Your bravery and strength will long be remembered. #FeesMustFall
- REAL BLACK PEARL (@PearlThusi) October 21, 2015
The struggle is far from over. They promised us free education
- Nthati Kakudi (@Nthati_k) October 23, 2015
This afternoon, around 1,500 tweets per minute were posted.
The words "increase", "president" and "students" are also being used prominently.
Images being posted included dramatic photographs of the scenes unfolding outside the Union Buildings, as well as pledges of solidarity for today's mass march.
[WATCH] A police water tanker drives through the crowd at the Union Buildings during the #FeesMustFall protest.
- Eyewitness News (@ewnupdates) October 23, 2015
Something to watch is a new hashtag emerging after the president's address; #FeesHaveFallen
It's not just Twitter.... It's not just social media.... It's not just a hashtag.... It's not just a March #FeesHaveFallen
- Lesang (@LesangT) October 23, 2015