SA students in UK show solidarity with #FeesMustFall

South African students studying in the United Kingdom protested in solidarity with the Fees Must Fall movement last week, demanding that the state “engage meaningfully and humbly with student protestors” and “find practical solutions for a way forward which addresses the underlying issues in higher education”, writes Michael Moss for Groundup.

The group of approximately 50 marched from the School of Oriental and African Studies through central London to the South African High Commission in Trafalgar Square where they handed over a statement to the South African High Commissioner, Obed Mlaba.

Spokesperson for the group, Kgotsi Chikane, who was arrested during a 2015 Fees Must Fall protests in Cape Town and is currently studying towards an MA in Public Policy at Oxford University, said that the protest was organised to draw international attention to police violence on South African university campuses as well as to demand constructive government engagement.
Full report on the Groundup site