Academic staff and church leaders protest in support of students demanding free tertiary education at Johannesburg's University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, October 7, 2016. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
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Student protesters at South Africa's prestigious Wits University forced their way into lecture halls and caused many lessons to be abandoned Monday, ratcheting up pressure in a battle over tuition fees.University authorities say many students want to return to class and that the protests do not represent the majority of undergraduates.President Jacob Zuma has said he supports introducing free education, but has condemned protesters who forced universities to shut down or who vandalized campuses.
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