PICS: #Shackville aftermath at UCT

2016-02-17 09:37

WATCH: Fires burn at UCT as students set bus, offices alight

2016-02-17 08:57

Watch as UCT students protest around a fire after razing a university bus and offices on campus.WATCH

Cape Town - A number of University of Cape Town (UCT) students are facing criminal charges and a suspension from the institution after protesting Rhodes Must Fall activists set fire to campus property.

A small group of individuals created a bonfire out of paintings they took from the Fuller and Smuts residences at the University of Cape Town's upper campus on Tuesday night.

The fire was next to a shack that had been erected in Residence Road by #RhodesMustFall supporters who were protesting against the university's lack of residence accommodation for students from poorer backgrounds.

UCT vice chancellor Max Price said that students invaded residencies and kitchens, burning barricades and stole portraits from residences. 

On Wednesday it was alleged on Twitter that Price’s office may also have been targeted by protesters, with a photo circulating on the social media networking site.

A bus has also been burnt down.

Scroll through the images below for the aftermath of #Shackville at UCT.

The burnt bus on UCT campus. (Pictures supplied by News24 user)

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