Students stage lie-in protest at UCT

2016-02-17 13:00
Students stage a lie-in at UCT's administrative Bremner building. (Jenni Evans, News24)

Students stage a lie-in at UCT's administrative Bremner building. (Jenni Evans, News24)

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Cape Town - About 15 students staged a lie-in protest in the foyer of the Bremner administrative building at the University of Cape Town on Wednesday.

The students are angry about police and private security turning on them during protests on Tuesday night.

About 40 journalists who attended a media briefing at Bremner building on Wednesday were prevented from leaving due to the students’ actions.

The journalist's were eventually escorted out of the building via a back door by security personnel.

At the media briefing, Vice Chancellor Max Price said the university is applying for an interdict to prevent further violent protests on campus.

On Monday, students put up a shack to highlight accommodation shortages and spray-painted the busts of Jan Smuts and Maria Barnard Fuller red.

On Tuesday night, paintings were burnt and a bus and bakkie were torched.

The office of Vice Chancellor Max Price was also petrol bombed.

The students left Bremner building after an hour.

- Read more: Violent protest won't be allowed - UCT's Max Price

Students stage a lie-in at UCT's administrative Bremner building. (Jenni Evans, News24)

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