South African Students Protest – level 2

11-10-2016 07:00

Thousands of people protested outside South Africa’s Wits University. They were demonstrating against higher tuition fees. The peaceful protest soon turned violent.

The police arrived to enforce a court order against public gathering at the campus. They shot tear gas, stun grenades, and rubber bullets on the crowd.

People in South Africa are frustrated. Some feel that 20 years after apartheid ended, higher education is still only for rich white families.

Difficult words: tuition fee (the money you pay to university), enforce (apply, carry out), gathering (a meeting), apartheid (a system which is against the black population).

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