Following violent protests at the University of Limpopo last night, police admitted to having shot rubber bullets at the students, but have denied anyone was killed
Following reportedly violent protests at the University of Limpopo last night, police arrested six students at the Turfloop campus, but three have since been released, reports Capricorn FM.
Police have confirmed that there was no damage to building, but say that students burned rubbish bins around the campus.
The picture painted by students and people on the scene on social media has been a completely different one to what police have told.
Two students were allegedly killed during a blackout after being hit by rubber bullets and others have been severely injured.
One student alleged that “police shot at us while we were sitting on the balcony doing nothing”.
None of these claims have yet been verified.
According to Capricorn FM, police confirmed that they did shoot rubber bullets at the protesting students, but have vehemently denied that anyone was killed.
Students took to social media to share their stories under the hashtag #ULShutDown:
TW: Violence— MartinLutherQueen 👑 (@MartinLuther_Q) September 27, 2016
My mom’s a nurse at UL. Students are getting shot at in the dark. #ULShutdown #ULShutdown #ULShutdown pic.twitter.com/hSu1M9Acql
RT”@Miss_Lindiwee: They shot our parents @ Marikana now we are Orphans calling for Free Education they shoot us #ULshooting #ULShutdown”
— Sika McClangu (@McClangu) September 28, 2016
Situation at #ULShutdown is unsettling & gut wrenching, students have been shot , 2 have fallen, rape is a possibility.— Simphiwe Mguni (@Discover_simpea) September 27, 2016
We need to pray now
#ULShutdown Government board members are all asleep while our brothers and sister are being assaulted , shot at , tortured and raped 😞#FMF
— Unlock.The.Wave (@Mamabolo08) September 27, 2016
What happened at university of limpopo yesterday is really sad. Police shot at us while we sitting on the balcony doing nothing #ULshutdown— Ricky Tan (@Boss_Pablo_) September 27, 2016
My roommate @thabiso_teagan got shot twice on his leg #ulshutdown
— yes!i’m mixed race (@VrPiet) September 28, 2016
A coincidence??— Phuti Setati (@states94) September 28, 2016
electricity and wi-fi off all day and night then students get shot..
call it a coincidence, i don’t buy it. #ULShutDown
Our lives are in danger… and we are expected to resume classes today like nothing heppend? #ULshutdown pic.twitter.com/aM3JFNUuXa
— Kagiso (@jeanettkay) September 28, 2016