Eight held for unrest at UJ

2010-08-11 18:36
Johannesburg - Eight protesters were arrested at the University of Johannesburg's Doornfontein campus on Wednesday, Gauteng police said.

"There was unrest at the campus yesterday and some rounds of rubber bullets were fired to disperse them," Colonel Eugene Opperman said.

"Early this morning, a water cannon and a number of rubber bullets were used as well and eight protesters were arrested for public violence."

Police were unable to say how many protesters were present.

Among them were unhappy engineering students who were allegedly not allowed to enrol in courses they failed last semester.

By midday on Wednesday security guards at the campus said some lecturers had locked themselves in as they were receiving threats.

Others left early because classes were called off. The university's head of communication, Charmaine du Plessis, was not available for comment.

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