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Tense situation at UFS campus

2008-02-27 11:40

Johannesburg - Hundreds of students, workers and personnel of the University of the Free State on Wednesday handed over a memorandum to management, dealing with an offensive video.

The students said in their memorandum that they were greatly dissatisfied with the gross violation of human rights that had come to light in the video.

The student memorandum said it was obvious that the video was a direct attack on racial integration, being implemented at the University.

They demanded that the Reitz Hostel - where the video was made - should close immediately for two weeks.

"It was apparent that there was a cult mentality that persists in the hostel ... that has to be eradicated," the memorandum read.

While the memorandum was handed over to university management, the police used stun grenades to disperse a group of students who gathered near Reitz Hostel.

Almost five students were arrested by police at the scene.