All protesters at UJ arrested

2015-11-06 11:57

LATEST: All protesters at the University of Johannesburg have been arrested, says News24's reporter on the scene. That includes UJ workers and students as well as Wits students.

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06 Nov 14:54

06 Nov 14:38
So let's update that figure from earlier: At least 200 people have been arrested. They're at the Brixton police station. According to City Press reporter S'thembile Cele says lawyers told by police they can't get into holding cells to see protesters. Police say it's too full at the moment.

06 Nov 14:09
It appears that all protesters have been arrested. That includes UJ workers and students as well as Wits students. That's about 50 people.

06 Nov 14:07

06 Nov 13:53
Police arresting more people. There was a tweet saying that a reporter was possibly arrested. It's possibly the woman in the photo below but that's not confirmed.

06 Nov 13:42
Seeing quite a few tweets that protesters (workers and students among them) are peacefully allowing police to arrest them.

06 Nov 13:39

06 Nov 13:38
Police load arrested protesters into the vans.

06 Nov 13:35

06 Nov 13:32
Police are arresting protesters.

06 Nov 13:31
Police are moving in to arrest workers, a police nyala moves close, says Lizeka Tandwa.

06 Nov 12:01
There's a heavy police presence on campus and there are also JMPD officers who are keeping an eye on traffic.

06 Nov 11:58

Protests continued at the University of Johannesburg's Kingway campus in Auckland Park on Friday. Police have confirmed that at least nine people have been arrested.

This is a day after protesting students and staff clashed with security.

Some eight students and workers were believed to have been injured as a result, reported News24's Lizeka Tandwa. Men in black suits, hired by the university as extra security, were also seen pepper-spraying students.

Vice Chancellor Ihron Rensburg said they had already suspended four students, including SRC president Khutso Rammutla, after a fire was apparently started by workers in the library on Wednesday night. He said some 5 000 students were in the library at the time.

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