Hundreds of protesters clash with police at campus rape protests in southeast South Africa
- Police used rubber bullets, stun guns, and pepper spray to disperse hundreds of protesters at Rhodes University in Grahamstown.
- The protests erupted after the names of 11 alleged perpetrators of sexual violence were circulated on campus and via social media.
- Demonstrators disrupted lectures and organized the #RUReferenceList and #Chapter212 campaigns to call for a reform of the campus sexual assault policies and trauma services, leading to an indefinite shutdown of academic activity.
“Protesters demand reform following release of #RUReferenceList” (Mail & Guardian)
“South Africa police fire rubber bullets to disperse protesters at Rhodes University” (Reuters)
“Academic activities disrupted at Rhodes University” (SABC News)
(Image Credit: Sophie Smith/Mail & Guardian)