Protesting students force security guards to abandon posts

2016-04-06 12:00

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Pietermaritzburg - Lectures were disrupted by protesting students at the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Pietermaritzburg campus on Wednesday.

It is believed the protest action began on Monday night and started up again early yesterday morning, when the university’s Risk Management Services security guards were chased out of a student residential building.

A small group of protesting students then stopped fellow students from writing their tests and also forced more unarmed guards to abondon their posts in and around campus residences.

As the day progressed, the protesting crowd grew in numbers and disrupted lectures at the Commerce and Law lecture venues.

At about 10 am yesterday, students who spoke to The Witness said about 100 protesting students were “chanting and dancing” outside the Old Main Building on the main campus before forcing other students out of the main library.

It is unclear why the protest action took place at the university.

The university was not able to respond to The Witness’s queries by print deadline yesterday.


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