Bare chest students gesture at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg in an act of defiance against South African anti riot policemen during a mass demonstration. All pics/AFP
South African police fired rubber bullets, stun grenades and teargas at student protesters in Johannesburg as authorities tried to re-open the prestigious Wits University after weeks of demonstrations.
A bare chest student gestures at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg
The university, along with many campuses across South Africa, has been closed for at least two weeks during protests over tuition fees, with violent clashes regularly erupting between students, police and private security guards.
Students hug each other
The cost of university education for many black students, has become a symbol of the inequalities in South Africa resulting in students going topless to protest against it
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Students go topless at South Africa's Wits University to suspend classes for the second time in less than a month, as unrest mounted again over education costs