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Arrested UJ students due in court

At least 25 students were arrested for public violence during a protest on Tuesday.

At least 25 students were arrested for public violence during a protest on Tuesday. Picture: Sebabatso Mosamo/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - At least 25 University of Johannesburg (UJ) students are expected to appear in the Brixton Regional Court today after being arrested for alleged public violence during a protest on Tuesday.

It is unclear if the demonstration was on campus.

Since the start of the week students have been raising concerns about funding from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme.

They says they have been unable to register as funds from the scheme don't adequately cover their study costs.

Meanwhile 20 UJ students were suspended following their involvement in Monday's demonstrations.

Deputy vice-chancellor Tinyiko Maluleke says the suspended students may face criminal charges as they allegedly intimidated staff and incited violence.

"Although the university respects the right of students to protest, students are expected to do so peacefully and within the confines of the law."

It's unclear if the suspended students are the same students who were arrested.

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