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Rhodes students injured in clashes with police

It’s reported police officers used tear gas and stun grenades to disperse a protesting group of students.

 Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Several students are being treated for injuries sustained during violent protest on the Rhodes University campus earlier today.

It's reported police officers used tear gas and stun grenades to disperse a protesting group of Fees Must Fall students.

Campus spokesperson Catherine Deiner says practical examinations begun yesterday.

She adds calm has been restored to the campus and end of year exams for 2016 are scheduled to commence on Friday.

"Following clashes between protesting students and the police this afternoon, the university requested that staff and students stay indoors for their own safety. Some students have been injured in crossfire of bricks and stones been thrown, and rubber bullets and teargas [being fired]. These students have been treated for their injuries."