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18 Powerful Images From The Frontlines Of South Africa's Student Protests

Imraan Christian photographs South Africa's #NationalShutDown in Cape Town.

All photos by Imraan Christian

Today, what started as a student-led protest of tuition fees at the University of Witwatersrand (Wits) in Johannesburg last Wednesday, became a nationwide day of mass action in South Africa. Imraan Christian was on the frontlines in Cape Town. Below is his unfiltered account from the #NationalShutDown.

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Sons And Daughters Of The Fire: A Dispatch From Yesterday's Cape Town Student Protests

Imraan Christian documents the #FeesMustFall protests as they turn from peaceful demonstration to police standoff in Cape Town.

All photos by Imraan Christian

Last Wednesday, October 14, students at Wits University in Johannesburg began protesting in response to a proposed 10.5 percent hike in tuition fees for the 2016 school year. On Monday, the protests spread to Grahamstown's Rhodes University and the University of Cape Town. 

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