VIDEO: FeesMustFall Students & Cops Clash!

This is absolutely disgusting and super disturbing. South African Police Services should be ashamed of themselves, there’s no place in society for this disgusting police brutality. Please watch the video below, and share this blog post with as many friends as you can, this needs to be exposed to as many people as possible. Respect to all of those who made a stand, and the many that I have seen photo’s of sitting in jail cells tonight.


Photo by: The Daily Maverick

This footage was shot by Shaun Swingler! Copy this link and share it on Facebook, Twitter or your own personal blog. Let’s get the word out there to those who may not see this behind the scenes barbaric behaviour by our Police force! Don;t forget to use the #FeesMustFall hashtag.

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29 Responses to “VIDEO: FeesMustFall Students & Cops Clash!” Subscribe

  1. Rhulani Baloyi October 22, 2015 at 8:34 am #

    Let the Idiot gorven and experience chaos and stupidity.

  2. hacktastic October 22, 2015 at 8:55 am #

    Freedom isn’t free… & in this day and age 🙁

  3. Carol Lewis October 22, 2015 at 11:14 am #

    as far as I can see, the students were provoking the cops and looking for trouble.

  4. AK October 22, 2015 at 11:58 am #

    “who the f*** are you?!” he is the police!

  5. Bern October 22, 2015 at 1:30 pm #

    This is not police brutality. Parliament is there to discusss important matters. You cant all of a sudden have a problem with something and everyone must drop everything.

    Decades of students waitressed, cleaned cars, worked in factories for minimum wage in order to pay for their studies. I understand that some of the fee increases are steep. I get that, but to now demand free education? Who is going to provide this education if there is no money to pay for the teachers, maintenance staff books etc. I can guarantee our government will not pay.

    These protests may have started out peaceful, but there were those that intimidated other students and were aggressive and violent.. those are the people that ruined any chances of you guys being heard and settling the disputes.

  6. Matt Strybis October 22, 2015 at 1:34 pm #

    This doesn’t look like brutality to me at all.

  7. roddy October 22, 2015 at 2:06 pm #

    The only barbarians i see are the students. The police acted with restraint against a pretty hostile mob.

    It saddens me that the only response anyone has to problems in SA is to go on some sort of rampage.

    I would have hoped that our higher learning institutions would have found a more productive and intelligent way to tackle the issues.

    • Natalie October 22, 2015 at 4:33 pm #

      Oh please… The police were doing their job in removing people off of the property. Don’t make this about it being in South Africa. Have you seen how violent these same situations get in the US? Its much worse. If the students were told to leave the property, they should have vacated and protested somewhere else. I am from the US and spend alot of time in SA. It seems as though any negative event that occurs always puts the blame on the government ( I agree the government is shit ) but the truth of the matter is this shit happens everywhere!

    • bLender October 22, 2015 at 5:46 pm #

      I completely agree.

    • Ludwig Churr October 22, 2015 at 7:15 pm #

      Amen to roddy. I go to parliament on regular basis. Correct procedure is as follows:-
      Enter at door. All items are screened. Go through metal detector. Sign inn and state where you are going to. Show Id. Go past police man on duty to building in question.

      Once at meeting room, go past police, (2nd set) through screening process, sign register and metal detector. Second set. That is how civilized people do it.

    • Dylan October 23, 2015 at 2:48 pm #

      shut the hell up. Madiba said: ‘our first priority must be education’ he would be SO disappointed to see this country slowly deteriorating like this. He served 26 years in prison, NOT for this shit to happen. you should be ashamed of this sly comment! The students were NOT violent watch the videos they were peacefully protesting, and then tier gas and shots were fired INTO the crowd. THAT is NOT on. if you not willing to see change then keep your comments to yourself and leave the country, because I want change for MY kids one day. Because i love this country but its being destroyed by lying, stealing hooligans. All the Nkandla money could have been used to put thru every student in the country for 2 years!!!! we do not work for the government to buy jets and mansions!! this is not a kingdom!!

    • Watching October 23, 2015 at 5:08 pm #

      I disagree. In the video the police were almost trying to provoke them. In the beginning you see their hands up and saying I’m not doing anything to you. Yet the police are shoving them, hitting them with batons, throwing gas, and getting super aggressive. I know it was probably to break up the protest, but how they went about is wrong. The students definitely were not at fault.

  8. Stavo October 22, 2015 at 4:11 pm #

    Bring the police from Zimbabwe with no guns and see how they will deal with this protesters

  9. harlfonzo October 22, 2015 at 4:41 pm #

    THAT is what you get for trying to storm a government facility! Idiots! Were they just supposed to let you stroll in???

  10. Albert October 22, 2015 at 5:07 pm #

    Shame, we are fighting the wrong people. All of this can be put at one person’s feet. Our combined energy should be focused on getting Zuma to sort out the country he created or step asside so we can fix his f up

  11. Fred October 22, 2015 at 5:08 pm #

    Let’s see. They stormed parliament, they forced the gates open.. They are burning tyres, they are obstructing the roads.. the

  12. Anthea October 22, 2015 at 5:33 pm #

    I totally agree…police have to use drastic measures and that seems to be an issue to many…people’s views on the reaction fron the force tells society that this kindvof barbaric behaviour is acceptable…

  13. bLender October 22, 2015 at 5:45 pm #

    This is not police brutality! I have friends that were attacked by protesting students, and all they wanted to do was attend their own class. They are clearly playing the victim when they are the instigators.

  14. Jeanie October 22, 2015 at 9:33 pm #

    Perhaps the entire structure of education should be changed. It seems tertiary is the only accept way to be educated, what happened to the days of apprenticeship? one on one education with a person you already successful in the field and the “fees” would be payed by practical assistance work to this person and after many many years of working in the field the student becomes the master and is obliged to take on his own apprentice, the cycle continues.
    One problem this will definitely avoid is finding after 4 or so years of tertiary education you realize you hate the subject! or you mature and life takes you down a new path, but you still have education debt following you. Also this process of find your teacher for apprenticship will weed out the lazy nonchalant types. Anyways just a thought

  15. karrie October 22, 2015 at 9:49 pm #

    the mob had no response from the powers that be 5 hours later. this was a deliberate tactic to agitate these students, so police could come in ( on standby in the wings clearly) and a message clearly sent out to all students – protest and you will be arrested. the fact that students sit in jail as we speak, is unspeakable

  16. Tiaan October 23, 2015 at 12:20 am #

    South Africa use to fight for freedom and unity our previous leaders of fought to build and broaden the horizon’s of south Africa.all the leaders of south Africa worked towards a better future for the next generation this ended with present Nelson Mandela.after Nelson the free government have proved south Africa with the most corrupt and criminal un educated the point were the police gets blamed and made out as monsters just to discipline the next many rapes,murder’s,child abuse,woman abuse…..more serious crimes would have been prevented if the students studied instead of wanting more fore free .so question remains’ ARE YOU OR ARE YOU DOM ?

  17. Ruweida October 23, 2015 at 8:27 am #

    @roddy No I totally disagree with you calling them barbarians, our government needs to be aware of the fact that these students really struggle and not all of them were awarded bursaries or loans our sl called governments have huge budgets to their own corrupt disposal which they should be ashamed for , but cannot see the need to these students?
    No ways will they settle for any increase we salute them they our kids battling on their own and NO to the brutality by SAP too their kids are also a studying most of th we know how can they I implore their racist attituded I’m proud of my kid standing up against our brutal government@Feesmustfall

  18. Bronwyn October 23, 2015 at 11:27 am #

    What exactly are SAPS doing wrong?? They doing their job…!! If they don’t do anything they wrong……..when they do something they still wrong. They never win!!! There is nothing barbaric about what they are doing at all!! The only barbaric behaviour is that of the protestors (students) !! Throw every last student in the back of vans and let them deal with the consequences of their ridiculous, inappropriate behaviour and have them all removed from varsity completely!! Every action has a reaction and they need to be taught this!! There is a right way and a wrong way to approach a situation and a peaceful protest I agree with if they are not happy, but the manner in which the students are going about this is completely wrong. By expecting our police to sit back and tolerate it is also ridiculous. They are the ones that are putting their lives at risk on a day to day basis not you!

  19. the right wing October 23, 2015 at 2:10 pm #

    well done to the police everyone blames the police but no one thinks of the damages caused from this barberic acts. and the impact it has on the economy.

  20. G October 24, 2015 at 9:09 am #

    I can’t agree more. When a mob congregates like that it is a danger not only to other citizens, but to themselves. People get killed due to trampling and pushing in large crowds. What if someone throws molotov and the parliament building is on fire? You think that would be an ideal situation?

    The were illegally protesting and were asked to leave by the authorities. After failing to do so, they were forcefully removed. You see the police officer with club, hear the stun grenades and see the “bad” police state picture. What you don’t see is barbarians breaking windows and throwing stones. Their misguided rage is sad. Shouting “it’s our right” when locked up for “rioting”.

    And look at Zuma, what does he do? He doesn’t address the problem? He POSTPONES it. Typical Zuma moving the problem. I’m totally for the students’ protest

  21. JM October 27, 2015 at 10:04 am #

    This is not Police brutality. The students are out of line and they need to be stopped. If you look at the other videos that was taken of students breaking into places and steeling food and vandalizing property, then I can see nothing wrong with the way the police are behaving. That is what they are there for. To protect people against barbarians. Nothing in life are free and it never was. For instance, if the student become a doctor one day, will he or she work for free? No they will charge money for there services. Most of these students don’t even know half of what they are mobbing about. This is pathetic how these young people behave. Go study or go home. The people who educate you cant work for free. If you cant handle adulthood you will never get anywhere in your life. That is my message to these barbarians that calls them self students.

  22. shelley-ann October 22, 2016 at 12:55 pm #

    I saw NO police brutality but very aggressive students displaying a total lack of respect for the law….totally support the police force….if my child was amongst the student she would have got a mouth full from me!!!


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