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Police deployed to quell clash between UJ students, security

It’s been said that rubber bullets were fired earlier, with reports of several students being injured.

FILE: The outside of the Sanlam Auditorium at the University of Johannesburg. Picture: EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Protesting University of Johannesburg (UJ) students have clashed with private security guards, before moving to Empire Road.

Police have now been deployed.

It's been said that rubber bullets were fired earlier, with reports of several students being injured.



After closing down operations due to the fees must fall protests, the university has increased security.

The students have taken their protest on Kingsway Road, where they are throwing stones.

As universities shut operations due to fees must fall protests UJ has upped police visibility as some students disrupted classes to garner support for the movement

Students sent media footage of rubber bullets being fired with reports of several students who were injured.

UJ management has prevented all media from entering the campus.

Police are on Kingsway Road trying to curb clashes between students and private security guards who earlier were seen throwing stones at each other.

University management has maintained that classes and graduation ceremonies will continue despite the distractions.

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