Three female protesters resorted to taking off their tops and bras outside the Great Hall at Wits University, Braamfontein. They demanded that police officers stop firing (rubber bullets and stun grenades) at protesters this afternoon.
EWN reported that the #FeesMustFall protests at Wits, “have seen images of violence where the police used stun grenades, rubber bullets and tear gas to disperse protesting students. Students also retaliated by throwing rocks and bricks at the police.”
The three semi-nude women, who are referred to as the ‘naked protesters’ have captured the attention of social media. The three women faced down police with hand crossed above their heads. Watch the videos of today’s events at Wits University below.
“Its for free education. Stop shooting us‚ comrades. Cease fire‚ comrades. Its for free education‚” they were heard chanting in video below, posted by @LirandzuThemba.
Woman protesters undress to send a message across.#Wits #Fees2017 https://t.co/OIYDH7ASux
#Fees2017 #Wits student takes off half of her clothes and urges police to cease fire. EWN
Fees2017 #Wits student takes off half of her clothes and urges police to cease fire.CM WATCH https://t.co/svTwYzXqLo
“The scene outside the Great Hall at Wits University. Earlier today, police fired stun grenades & rubber bullets to disperse groups of protesters.” EWN
The scene outside the Great Hall at Wits University. Earlier today, police fired stun grenades & rubber bullets to disperse groups of protestors.