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Wits university prinicipal and Vice-chancellor Adam Habib speaks to student leaders during the students protest against a 10.5% fee increased.  
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161015 Wits university prinicipal and Vice-chancellor Adam Habib speaks to student leaders during the students protest against a 10.5% fee increased. Picture:Paballo Thekiso
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Students gather at the Wits great hall as they protest against a 10.5% fee increased at Wits university yesterday. 
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161015 Students gather at the Wits great hall as they protest against a 10.5% fee increased at Wits university yesterday. Picture:Paballo Thekiso
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Wits university prinicipal and Vice-chancellor Adam Habib sits on the floor during the students protest against a 10.5% fee increased.  
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161015 Wits university prinicipal and Vice-chancellor Adam Habib sits on the floor during the students protest against a 10.5% fee increased. Picture:Paballo Thekiso
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Students hold plug cards as they protest against a 10.5% fee increased at Wits university yesterday. 
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161015 Students hold plug cards as they protest against a 10.5% fee increased at Wits university yesterday. Picture:Paballo Thekiso
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Students hold plug cards as they protest against a 10.5% fee increased at Wits university yesterday. 
Picture:Paballo Thekiso
161015 Students hold plug cards as they protest against a 10.5% fee increased at Wits university yesterday. Picture:Paballo Thekiso
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Wits university prinicipal and Vice-chancellor Adam Habib tries to speak to students leaders during the students protest against a 10.5% fee increased.  
Picture:Paballo Thekiso
161015 Wits university prinicipal and Vice-chancellor Adam Habib tries to speak to students leaders during the students protest against a 10.5% fee increased. Picture:Paballo Thekiso
A student blocks himself from inhailing teargas after chaos erupted at Wits university during an ongoing protest by students against a 10.5% fee increase.
The students wants  Wits Vice Chancellor Adam Habib to convene an  emergency council meeting about the increase of the fees at the institution.
Picture:Paballo Thekiso
A student blocks himself from inhailing teargas after chaos erupted at Wits university during an ongoing protest by students against a 10.5% fee increase. The students wants Wits Vice Chancellor Adam Habib to convene an emergency council meeting about the increase of the fees at the institution. Picture:Paballo Thekiso
AN injured student receives help from fellow students after chaos erupted at Wits university during an ongoing protest by students against a 10.5% fee increase.
The students wants  Wits Vice Chancellor Adam Habib to convene an  emergency council meeting about the increase of the fees at the institution.
Picture:Paballo Thekiso
AN injured student receives help from fellow students after chaos erupted at Wits university during an ongoing protest by students against a 10.5% fee increase. The students wants Wits Vice Chancellor Adam Habib to convene an emergency council meeting about the increase of the fees at the institution. Picture:Paballo Thekiso
students refuse entry to one of WITS university official after chaos erupted at Wits university during an ongoing protest by students against a 10.5% fee increase.
The students wants  Wits Vice Chancellor Adam Habib to convene an  emergency council meeting about the increase of the fees at the institution.
Picture:Paballo Thekiso
students refuse entry to one of WITS university official after chaos erupted at Wits university during an ongoing protest by students against a 10.5% fee increase. The students wants Wits Vice Chancellor Adam Habib to convene an emergency council meeting about the increase of the fees at the institution. Picture:Paballo Thekiso
chaos erupted at Wits university during an ongoing protest by students against a 10.5% fee increase.
The students wants  Wits Vice Chancellor Adam Habib to convene an  emergency council meeting about the increase of the fees at the institution.
Picture:Paballo Thekiso
chaos erupted at Wits university during an ongoing protest by students against a 10.5% fee increase. The students wants Wits Vice Chancellor Adam Habib to convene an emergency council meeting about the increase of the fees at the institution. Picture:Paballo Thekiso

Johannesburg - Chaos erupted at Wits university on Friday night shortly before a meeting between vice chancellor Adam Habib, chairman of the university council Randall Carolissen and the students.

Students rushed frantically after the university's security personnel threw teargas at them. Some students were forced to splash their faces with water. Paramedics also attended to a student who had broken his leg in the scuffle and to another who collapsed outside.

Shortly afterwards students barricaded doors leading to the Senate house with chairs and tables.

Habib sat on cushions on the floor in the packed Senate House.

Students said their stance remained the same - they wanted fees decreased.

Several attempts to address them proved futile. By 8pm the students said they were not giving up adding they were dealing with intellectual thugs and to think the same way.

The Star

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