Nelson Mandela

South Africa's university protests show racial division

In a racially charged scene, a mostly black group of South African student protesters on Wednesday confronted white students who want demonstrations for free education to stop so they can complete the academic year.

The University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg said "many racist remarks" were made when demonstrators disrupted a march there by several dozen students, most of them white, who want to return to class. Video of the confrontation shows one angry black protester saying allegedly diffident police did not break up the march because its participants were white, in contrast to a campus clash a day earlier between police and protesters.

Since last month,...