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Small group continues protest at UCT

The protesting group appears to be calm now and police officers are monitoring them closely.

University of Cape Town student protest on campus grounds on 20 September 2016. Picture: Lauren Isaacs/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Student protesters are still making their presence felt at the University of Cape Town (UCT).

Access points to UCT remain closed as a small but spirited group continue to protest on campus.



A police officer asked the group to remove obstacles used to block the road leading to the university's upper campus, but they refused to do so.



The group appears to be calm now and police officers are monitoring them closely.

A mass student meeting is expected to take place today, but it hasn't been confirmed yet.



University vice-chancellor Max Price says he hopes to persuade protesting students that they stand to lose out the most if they shut down the university.

"What would happen is students will lose a lot of study time, exams will be postponed. People who'd have graduated at the end of this year and start their jobs next year are going to be the ones that suffer and then they are going to suffer financially."