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Student Protests Turn Violent in South Africa

Student protesters and police clashed in renewed violence in Johannesburg on Monday over high school fees.

Demonstrators gesture during protests by students demanding free education at Johannesburg's University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), South Africa, on Oct. 10,2016.

University tuition fees have become a flashpoint for protests in South Africa, which has struggled to provide education, jobs and housing for many poor black people since the end of apartheid in 1994.

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A demonstrator hurls rocks at shield-wielding private security guards during the protests.

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Demonstrators run from a police Nyala vehicle.

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A protester runs in front of a bus that was set alight after the protests spills onto the streets of Braamfontein district.

Violent clashes with police have erupted regularly on campuses across the country in recent months, and several universities have been closed to avoid further unrest.

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A riot police officer and private security guards attempt to detain a student. SIPHIWE SIBEKO / Reuters
A student from Wits University is arrested. KIM LUDBROOK / EPA

People gesture and chant slogans.

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A protester hides as police fire rubber bullets. JOHN WESSELS / AFP - Getty Images
Riot policemen confront protesters attempting to hide. JOHN WESSELS / AFP - Getty Images

Anti-riot policemen fire rubber bullets during running battles at the university.

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