Incident at Hiddingh campus

26 September 2016 | Story by Newsroom

While classes are currently suspended at UCT, staff are expected to continue operations. On Sunday evening, September 25, 2016, protesters used vehicles to block the entrance of Hiddingh campus. As UCT's Campus Protection Services are not set up to remove vehicles, the SAPS were asked to intervene. Members of the SAPS arrived and asked the protesters to remove the blockages as it was illegal. The protesters complied with the request.

This morning, Monday 26 September, protesters used rubbish bins, chairs and tables to block entrances. They also placed a banner across the access boom. They were requested to remove these items and refused. Private security officers were then instructed to remove the items. The officers did not engage the students, did not act in a provocative manner and cleared the blockages.

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