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Rubber bullets fired at protesting TUT students

Protesters were marching to the Pretoria Central Police Station to demand the release of some of their peers.

TUT students seat in the middle of a road in Pretoria CBD during a protest against the arrest of some students. Picture: Kgothatso Mogale/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Police have used rubber bullets to disperse a crowd of protesting Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) students in the CBD.

Protesters were marching to the police station to demand the release of some of their colleagues who were arrested during earlier clashes with police.

Classes at the institution have been suspended for the day.

The group was led by 'Outsourcing Must Fall' organiser Vusi Mahlangu to the Pretoria Central Police Station, where a number of students are being held.



Earlier, the Pretoria CBD was brought to a standstill when students went on the rampage, blocking roads and calling on students from other learning institutions to join them.

This morning, protesters blocked the entrances to the Pretoria West and Garankuwa campuses, before moving to the Arcadia and Arts Campuses.

Protesting students have now dispersed to regroup and decide on their next move.