Close to hundred students arrested nationally

2015-10-22 17:23
(Tina Hsu, News24)

(Tina Hsu, News24)

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Johannesburg - Close to a hundred students were arrested countrywide on Wednesday afternoon during the national student protest that turned violent.

Police said all students arrested were released with a warning and are scheduled to appear in court at a later date. National police spokesperson Brigadier Vishnu Naidoo said 43 students were arrested in the North West, 29 in the Western Cape and 20 students in the Eastern Cape.

Naidoo said the students who were arrested in the North West Province will appear in court in January 2016, and in the Western Cape students will be back in court on February 23 next year. In the Eastern Cape students, were scheduled to appear in court in November 29.

This comes after students from across the country marched in solidarity against university fee hikes for 2016 on Wednesday. Among the students arrested in Cape Town was the son of University of Cape Town's vice chancellor Max Price, Ilan, together with Rev Frank Chikane's son Khotsi, Anglican Archbishop Thabo Makgoba's son Nyakallo and top legal brain Advocate Wim Trengove's son Markus.

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