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UWC march called off due to CPUT shut down

The march was organised to call for exams to be written but was disrupted due to fresh clashes at CPUT.

FILE: Police sweep and clear the University of the Western Cape campus during violent clashes with students. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWn

CAPE TOWN - A march at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) has been called off.

The action had been organised to call for exams to be written in a peaceful environment.

Earlier, a large group of students, alumni, parents and staff gathered for a march outside the main library at UWC.

It was quickly called off amid fresh clashes between protesting students and police at neighbouring Cape Peninsula University on Technology (CPUT)'s Bellville Campus.

#CPUTShutDown More arrests are being made. MM pic.twitter.com/kMFhzCofQh

#CPUTShutDown Students pelt advancing police with rocks, police respond with tear gas and rubber bullets. TH pic.twitter.com/IRi09VgeHh

Some parents were fuming, saying protesters must be arrested.

WATCH: tempers flare as #UWC peaceful march called off amid violence at #CPUTBellville campus. #UWCShutDown SS pic.twitter.com/sK9w98Mpkt

#UWCShutDown "SRC is in bed with management," comes the claim from some #UWC students. SS pic.twitter.com/WJA7yfv8NS

WATCH: "We've had enough!" say parents at a peaceful UWC gathering. #UWCShutDown SS pic.twitter.com/l2FKwjb2G3

According to the UWC SRC, 15,000 students have asked to write examinations now instead of in January next year.

WATCH: As arrested student protesters were released on bail on Thursday, the University of the Western Cape started tallying the cost of the damage to buildings and property incurred.

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