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UCT: Chaotic nature of current protests is regrettable

The Vice-Chancellor was pelted with plastic bottles & food when protesters disrupted a Senate meeting.

FILE: A UCT protester sings with the crowd outside Parliament in Cape Town. Picture: Anthony Molyneaux/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The University of Cape Town (UCT) management has described the chaotic nature of ongoing student and worker protests at the institution as deeply regrettable.

Vice-Chancellor Max Price was yesterday pelted with plastic bottles and food when protestors disrupted a Senate meeting on campus.

A lecturer who attended the meeting said protesters stormed the lecture hall halfway through the Price's briefing

"About 150 students or so suddenly stormed into the lecture theatre, very aggressive. They were shouting and chanting and throwing things at us."

UCT's senate meeting destructed, Max Price got to students and it happened 😆 #uctshutdown pic.twitter.com/NrS9Yhp0wZ

- #RIPCecilLolo (@Doc_Ndumo) November 9, 2015