Students at the Vaal University of Technology (VUT) began protests after the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) refused to give out the December allowances given to all students of South Africa. Demonstrators then proceeded to block the university’s entrances with burning barricades, before being attacked by police, leading to several arrests.
Students gathered in Santiago to protest the transition test of Chilean Universities, which they say actively undermines many students in poverty. Barricades were first placed at the Alameda intersection with Los Héroes before protesters gathered at the Ministry of Education. Police responded with extreme force, attacking protesters and press, including the cameraman live on scene for CNN Chile.