UFS students: We will only negotiate with Jansen

Professor Jonathan Jansen’s office has confirmed he isn't on campus today, but won't say where he is.

Students from the University of the Free State marched to administration buildings on Wednesday 21 October 2015. Picture: Masa Kekana/EWN.

BLOEMFONTEIN - After a lull in activity at the University of the Free State, the mood has been jolted by the arrival of a second, larger, group of students.

#FeesMustFall UFH demonstrators have taken to the streets. MK pic.twitter.com/dtcJjs4AB2

Protesting students at say they will only negotiate with vice-chancellor Professor Jonathan Jansen.

The university's main campus in Bloemfontein has been shut down as hundreds of students join the Fees Must Fall campaign, calling for increases in tuition and residence fees for next year to be suspended.

While several student political groups are represented, there are two things they all agree on: they don't want a fee increase, not even one below six percent, and they'll only talk to the boss, Professor Jansen.

The vice-chancellor's office has confirmed he isn't on campus today, but won't say where he is and when he will return.

Meanwhile, some students who aren't taking part in the protest say they're conflicted. They agree with the call for lower fees next year, but for now they're more concerned about their upcoming tests and exams.

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