South Africa: University of Limpopo Reportedly on Lockdown After Students Clash with Police

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Reporter
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.
October 10, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

Police at South Africa’s University of Limpopo have fired rubber bullets and tear gas at protesters on Thursday, and the university has reportedly been placed on lockdown.

In addition to the lockdown, school cafeterias have been closed.

Students are “striking” because they are upset with local elections, according to local residents.

Some students have been arrested while others have been driven off campus and onto surrounding streets.

Story developing; check back for updates. 

Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.