>> Absolute chaos here as some of, can we get some help?>> This was the scene in Johannesburg on Tuesday as local media tried to capture what should have been a peaceful nationwide student demonstration. South African police firing stun grenades, rubber bullets, and tear gas into the crowds, a response to escalated violence from protesters who attacked police vehicles with rocks and overturned another.
>> We've just been opened fire with stun grenades.>> Hundreds of students and journalists trying to escape the clashes, unsure where to run. Many had arrived earlier that day to march on Witwatersrand University campus against higher tuition fees. For many black students, the cost of education in South Africa is prohibitive, as fees continue to rise.
It's been a source of discontent and protesting since last year. Earlier in the day, protesters performing the toyi-toyi dance, made popular during the 80s against oppressive white rule. For many, this debate highlights continuing inequalities two decades after the apartheid ended.