UCT to get interdict against #RhodesMustFall protest

2016-02-16 23:10

Cape Town - The University of Cape Town is getting a court interdict against the leaders of the Rhodes Must Fall movement and those disrupting campus activities after violence flared up on campus on Tuesday.

One of its Jammie Shuttle buses was set alight outside the Tugwell residence at its lower campus on Tuesday night, the university said on its website.

The bus was empty and nobody was hurt. Another Jammie bus was pelted with stones.

According to pictures and videos circulating on Twitter and Instagram, there was a large police presence on the campus and crowds were being dispersed.

Police and security guards were on the upper campus to restore order.

Earlier, protesters set alight a number of paintings they had taken off the walls of the Fuller, Jameson, and Smuts halls. The paintings were set alight near a shack they erected on Residence Road on Monday. This was part of a protest by Rhodes Must Fall members against what they claim was a lack of access to residence accommodation by students from poorer backgrounds.

Police spokesperson Lt-Col Andre Traut declined to confirm whether stun grenades were used to disperse the crowd and whether a police vehicle had driven over the shack.

He told News24 a case of malicious damage to property had been opened.

According to an eNCA reporter, one student was arrested, and police fired rubber bullets and stun grenades.




Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

 
PARTNER CONTENT
INFOGRAPHIC: New thinking required for retirement

Everything we believe about retirement is fast becoming outdated.

PARTNER CONTENT
WATCH: How education can change a life

A university education gives students the chance to create a better future for themselves, their families and to opportunity achieve their dreams.

/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.