#OccupyUJ Parents slept outside Brixton Police Station

Over 100 people spent a night at the Brixton Police Station after they were arrested at UJ.

Lawyers say it could take several hours before protesters are released from Brixton police station. Picture: Gia Nicolaides/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Parents and family members of the 141 people arrested for protest action at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) spent the night outside the Brixton Police station, waiting for the release of their loved ones.

Students and workers demonstrated on Frida y, blocking the university's main road, contravening a court order prohibiting protests on the campus during exams.

The group is calling for an end to the outsourcing of workers, something officials say they are willing to do.

Wits students joined in the protest, including SRC President Shaeera Kalla, who is still in police custody.

Concerned UJ academic staff member Salim Vally says, "They are students and parents of those who've been arrested and colleagues. Amongst the people who were arrested there were workers and students. They slept overnight."