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Rhodes University students accuse police of brutality

In one video, a male student is dragged to a police vehicle on his back after he questioned officers.

This video screengrab shows a student leading chanting at Rhodes University on 28 September 2016. The man was later dragged on the ground before being arrested by police.

CAPE TOWN - Rhodes University students have accused the police of brutality, after officers fired rubber bullets at protesters at the institution this afternoon.

In one video, a male student is dragged to a police vehicle on his back after he questioned officers on why they opened fire at demonstrators.

WARNING: This video contains some expletives

A police officer can also be heard saying that students were carrying rocks and bottles.

A number of students are believed to have been injured.

Eleven others have been arrested.

Among those detained is a student who is heard telling police that all they did was attempt to cross the road.

"There is a big different between the two - cipher that out first, and then start arresting. Do your job according to the laws of South Africa. There is a difference between crossing and blocking the road."

Meanwhile, Fort Hare University management has announced the campus will be will closed for two weeks due to the protests.

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