South African students stage anti-police protests after demo killing

JOHANNESBURG (AFP) – Hundreds of people demonstrated peacefully yesterday in front of a police station in downtown Johannesburg following the death of an unarmed passer-by during a South African student protest against fees a day earlier.

A 35-year-old government worker was caught in crossfire while walking out of a doctor’s office and shot dead on a street where university students were protesting over fees debt.

The incident sparked anger over police brutality.

Around 300 people, including students, ruling and opposition party activists, as well labour union members marched to the police office where nearly two dozen armed officers guarded the main entrance.