Kenyan Police Fired Tear Gas At Students

University students threw rocks at police in Kenya’s capital Tuesday as authorities fired back with tear gas in running battles that didn’t end until police cornered students in a campus building and fired dozens of rounds of tear gas inside, witnesses said.

Students demonstrated in at least four cities across the country over a proposed increase in university fees. But the protest by students from the University of Nairobi, was the most violent.

An Associated Press photographer said that several hours into the back-and-forth exchanges, police chased the students into university classrooms and fired tear gas inside, not even letting innocent students leave the gas-filled rooms.

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