#OccupyUJ protesters released on warning

The group is expected to appear in court on Monday for contravening a court order.

FILE: "Students and workers protesting at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) have vowed not to leave the Kingsway campus until management addresses them. Picture: Dineo Bendile/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - All 141 students and workers who were arrested for protest action at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) have been released on warning.

The protesters spent the night at the Brixton Police Station.

They were released a short while ago.

They were arrested for contravening a court order prohibiting protests at the Kingsway campus during exams.

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

The police's Tsekiso Mofokeng says, "The 141 protesters that were arrested yesterday at UJ have been released on warning on condition that they appear at the magistrate's court on Monday. All 141 are charged with contravening the court order that was issued by the magistrate."

Meanwhile, some people have taken to social media to share their thoughts on the group's release.

Smells like an apartheid law, quacks like one l,so it must be one...this is a shame on our law makers #OccupyUJ https://t.co/xEHc8UQ1sU

The extra-ordinary arrogance of UJ Management must be condemned in the strongest terms. It is responsible for the protests at UJ. #OccupyUJ

Students singing to celebrate release - will they really come out this time? #gonandgetthem #Brixton141 #OccupyUJ