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#RhodesMustFall protesters move to press charges against Price

Students want UCT’s Vice Chancellor to be held responsible for the alleged assault of demonstrators.

UCT vice chancellor Max Price sits amongst students as he listens to their complaints outside Jameson Hall on 22 October 2015. Picture: Abed Ahmed/EWN.
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CAPE TOWN - The Rhodes Must Fall movement says it’s laying charges against University Cape Town (UCT) Vice Chancellor Max Price because some protesters were assaulted by police and campus security this week.

Demonstrators gathered at the Rondebosch Police Station, following a media briefing at Rhodes Memorial earlier.

Six students were among eight protesters arrested during violent demonstrations on campus on Tuesday night.

WATCH:Rhodes students stand firm as protest continues

Students want UCT’s Vice Chancellor to be held responsible for the alleged assault of demonstrators.

The Rhodes Must Fall Movement called a media briefing today to announce its intention to lay charges against Price.

Representatives of the student movement say the charges relate to the alleged assault of demonstrators by police and campus security on Tuesday night.

Officers at the Rondebosch Police Station have advised that the victims themselves must lay the charges.

Some of the students said once the charges are laid, they would call for Price's immediate arrest.

WATCH: #RhodesMustFall says UCT favours white foreigners over local blacks

(Edited by Masechaba Sefularo)

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