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UCT students occupy Hiddingh Campus

A student representative who does not want to be named says they want to shut down all UCT campuses.

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

CAPE TOWN - Protesting students from the University of Cape Town (UCT) are occupying the library at a satellite campus in the CBD.

The demonstrators say they want all academic activities at the university shutdown.

Demonstrators have been demanding free tertiary education.

More than a hundred UCT students and workers are occupying the library at the Hiddingh Campus.

Three police vehicles that had followed the demonstrators from Cape Town train station have left.

A student representative who does not want to be named says they want to shut down all UCT campuses.

She says they want management to agree to their demands.

"The national questions, the bringing back of students on campus and rejecting the fee increment and we are still sticking to the issue of free education - those are the things that speak to everyone in general."

Protests flared up across the country after Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande announced universities would determine fee increases within a cap of eight percent.

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