Classes go undisturbed at UKZN

2016-10-19 15:29
Police last week on UKZN's campus  (Kaveel Singh, News24)

Police last week on UKZN's campus (Kaveel Singh, News24)

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Durban – Academic activities went undisturbed on Wednesday at the University of KwaZulu-Natal's Westville campus following violent protests on Tuesday. 

Students could be seen attending classes and studying for examinations and tests early on Wednesday. Police have however maintained a strong presence. 

At least 11 people were arrested at the campus on Tuesday when the National Intervention Unit supported by SAPS and private security MI7 raided the Oval Residence. 

Following the raid, police detained a number of students. They released them after around 45 minutes. 

Protesters and authorities went head to head on multiple occasions on Tuesday. Students co-ordinated themselves and clashed with police at different points.

Police said at least three petrol bombs were thrown. Clashes were isolated at the P Block and Oval residences.

A confrontation between students and police then took place. Protests are now in their sixth week at the Westville campus.

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