Wits students discuss way forward after clashing with security

Earlier protesters and guards pelted stones at each other; some students and journalists were injured.

Protesting Wits University students are allowed into the Great Hall. Picture: Clement Manyathela/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - After violent running battles between protesting students and private security guards, it appears protesters have now been allowed to occupy the Great Hall at Wits University.

A short while ago protesters and guards pelted stones at each other, some students and journalists were injured during the confrontation.

Students around the country are protesting against the revised fee adjustment for 2017 announced by Minister Blade Nzimande.

#Fees2017 this is what entrance of Great Hall looks like. WATCH CM pic.twitter.com/q625BlYx8X

Students have moved into Solomon Mahlangu House where they are discussing their next move.

Hundreds have gathered there for the meeting after the violent confrontations earlier on today.

There are armed police, horses and private security guards stationed all over the university.

Shattered glass and rocks can be seen strewn all over the stairs leading up to the Great Hall.

Inside, students are listening and discussing but it's not clear what their plan of action is.

#Fees2017 chaotic scenes outside the Great Hall. CM pic.twitter.com/RfuGYec25E