Johannesburg - A large group of pupils protesting in the Johannesburg central business district dispersed on Wednesday at Park Station, metro police said.
The group had marched to a department of education building on Albertina street around 2pm, Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar said.
Four school pupils were taken to hospital after being attacked by shop owners whose businesses were looted during the protests.
“Four male learners assaulted by shopkeepers who retaliated were taken to hospital,” said
They looted shops and picked up hawkers' stands and threw them to the ground. The majority of the group were standing in front of the education department building. They then moved to the Gauteng legislature, before returning to Park Station.