An officer was injured during the protest by the National Education, Health And Allied Workers Union (Nehawu).
A video has made its way on social media, which showed a hurt cop laying on the ground during the Nehawu protest at the University of Mpumalanga.
Briefly.co.za learned the video was taken by a student, who was allegedly busy with exams during the time of the strike.
It showed the cop trying to move and covering his gun as rocks fall just metres away from him. A couple of guys were also spotted nearby and no one attempted to help the officer, who was clearly in pain.
The video was shared on Facebook by ZA Live on Tuesday, along with the caption: "University of Mpumalanga workers under NEHAWU striking and disturbing exams."
South Africans were left fuming over the footage and they slammed the violent nature of the protest.
Batandwa Chila Tshaka Cokoto commented: "The leaders of this march should account for this."
Khanyi Mondlana added: "One word for them....HOOLIGANS!!!"
According to reports, Nehawu protested the removal of vice chancellor Thoko Mayekiso following allegations of corruption.
However, the union has since denied the hurt officer was their doing, adding he must have been injured by private security. Nehawu added they would also take legal action against the vice chancellor and security for the injuries the protester's sustained.
Disclaimer: Briefly.co.za does not in any way support the contents of the video, nor the actions of those who injured the officer.
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