5 students injured after violent protest erupts at University of Fort Hare

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Alice – Five students from the University of Fort Hare (UFH) Alice campus were shot and injured during a confrontation with police outside the university’s main gate, UFH spokesperson Lizo Phiti said on Wednesday.

Phiti said the clash followed a mass meeting held at the Sports Complex on Tuesday, “after which students proceeded to the main gate and began throwing stones at police vehicles and other road users driving along King William’s town into Alice – a public road which serves as a main access in and out of Alice”.

Phiti said three of the injured students are receiving medical attention at Victoria Hospital while the other two has already been taken home by their parents.

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