South African students stage naked protest over fees

Three students of the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa have taken it upon themselves to protest the high tuition fees imposed by the institution's authorities, by protesting naked.

The girls who have been dubbed the 'Naked Protesters' by the media, according to Times Live, reportedly stripped themselves of the blouses and bras as they confronted the police, saying they were tired of being brutalized and shot at by the officers in the protests march organized by the student body.

The ladies were seen with their hands across their heads, telling the police to stop shooting at them.

"It's for free education. Stop shooting us‚ comrades. Cease fire‚ comrades. It's for free education‚" the girls were heard chanting in the video.

There has been an ongoing protest by university students who disrupted classes on Tuesday, October 4, 2016, in the ongoing fees protests which have hit the universities in the past few weeks.

The unrest began when the education board in that country announced on September 19 that fees will continue to rise with an 8% cap in 2017.

Since then, students from different universities have been staging protest marches while some schools have been forced to close down with lectures disrupted.
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