18.04.2019

Students who violently protest need to catch a wake up

Student protests are marked by threats, damage to property and mind-boggling violence between law enforcement agencies, private security and students.

I watch with a great deal of contempt when I see violent student protests in institutions of higher learning across South Africa.

The ferocity of South African students appals me.

I have in the not so distant past been an on-campus student yet I find myself distraught about the behaviour of some students during protests.

Student protests are marked by threats, damage to property and mind-boggling violence between law enforcement agencies, private security and students.

Unsurprisingly, it is the students who face a greater myriad of hazards. These hazards include injury, criminal records, dismissal and even jail time. Click here to read full article. 

(The views and opinions expressed in this blog are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the organization, FES South Africa.)

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