Protesting students arrested

2015-11-12 06:00

Five protesting students have been arrested at the University of the Western Cape after setting a number of campus buildings alight.

Riot police were called onto the UWC campus around noon on Wednesday, after reports on social media showed student protesters attacking non-protesting students.

The students reportedly started setting bins alight in residences on the campus on Wednesday morning, calling for all exams to be cancelled.

“A campus fire and medical officer responded to the fire-alarms set off by the protesting students, and upon his arrival at the residences he was attacked and badly assaulted by the protesting group,” said UWC spokesperson Luthando Tyhalibongo.

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