Black students demanding a boycott of final exams to protest school conditions clashed with pupils who wanted to take the tests, leaving up to 19 people dead, police said Monday.

Ten more blacks were killed in other township violence, including eight apparently caught in a feud between competing taxi companies, police reported.The student violence in Bekkersdal, outside Johannesburg, began Thursday and lasted through the weekend. It was unclear if all 19 deaths were the result of student clashes, but a police official said he believed most were.

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