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A student protests near the Cecil Rhodes statue at UCT. (Twitter)
A student protests near the Cecil Rhodes statue at UCT. (Twitter)

Cape Town - Students threw human excrement on a statue of Cecil John Rhodes on University of Cape Town (UCT) campus grounds during a protest on Monday.

Two members of the dozen protesters threw faeces and urine on the base of the statue. UCT spokesperson Patricia Lucas confirmed in a statement that the statue does not appear to be damaged and no injuries have been reported.

According to eNCA, the group of protesting students were claiming to represent black South Africans and said they were trying to create awareness and debate on how black people have been treated at the university.

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