PHOTOS from Durban’s Peaceful #FeesMustFall Protest March 2015

I’m not going to get into this much as most people out there already know the #FeesMustFall situation…but instead I will rather show visuals of today’s peaceful march to City Hall in Durban.

Students protest in Durban, #DurbanShutDown

The protests started last week at the prestigious University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg (with #WitsMustFall), and have since spread to at least six other universities.

Students protest in Durban, #DurbanShutDown

Students protest in Durban, #DurbanShutDown


It is the biggest protest to hit South Africa’s universities since apartheid ended in 1994.

Students protest in Durban, #DurbanShutDown

Students protest in Durban, #DurbanShutDown

And that says something in itself!

Students protest in Durban, #DurbanShutDown

Students protest in Durban, #DurbanShutDown

I believe that it’s also received support from the UK with a march there this morning.

Students protest in Durban, #DurbanShutDown

Protests spread and intensified around the country as student bodies called for a nationwide shutdown of universities (#NationalShutDown), rejecting the government’s offer to cap fee rises at six percent for 2016.

Students protest in Durban, #DurbanShutDown

Students protest in Durban, #DurbanShutDown

Following today’s meeting in Pretoria, President Zuma announced that there will be zero increase in fees next year.

Students protest in Durban, #DurbanShutDown

Students protest in Durban, #DurbanShutDown

This was Durban today, Friday 23 October 2015.

Students protest in Durban, #DurbanShutDown

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