Once again, a video has managed to cause division on social media. This time, Twitter users were left with mixed reactions after a video was shared which showed cops tackling a student.
According to Dasen Thathiah, who posted the video on his Twitter page, police officers subdued a student who resisted arrest.
"Police tackle a student for allegedly resisting arrest," he captioned the video.
The footage was reportedly filmed during the MUT Shutdown protest. Students at the Durban university organised the shutdown to demand financial aid and better accommodation.
Briefly.co.za gathered the footage sparked a mixed reaction from tweeps, with some praising the cops for protecting the law while others slammed the law enforcement officials.
Twitter user @PapaB65613425 commented: "Such actions can lead to death."
Another tweep, @Maloom_Bikbik, added: "I wish cops were just as enthusiastic when dealing with real criminals."
Ironically, when considering his Twitter handle, @Downwithcrime wrote: "Well done police, do not tolerate disrespect for the law!!!"
Josh Marvin, @Bowhuntermarvin, said: "That is what happens when you don’t follow orders and resist!"
Meanwhile, eNCA has reported cops arrested several students during the #MUTshutdown. The publication added cops had to fire teargas to disperse the protest.
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