South Africa

South African police clash with university students

South African police on Wednesday set off stun grenades and threw tear gas at stone-throwing students from a leading university who were demonstrating for free education.

The chaos in the streets around the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg followed violent protests on the campus on Tuesday that forced the university's closure for the rest of the week.

Several students were injured in the latest unrest, South African media reported.

The University of the Witwatersrand said it is identifying those who participated in Tuesday's campus violence and will take action against them. Protesters threw stones at security guards outside a main campus building,...