Detained Rhodes students released

It emerged charges against 11 students, who were arrested yesterday, hadn’t been properly formulated.

This video screengrab shows a student leading chanting at Rhodes University on 28 September 2016. The man was later dragged on the ground before being arrested by police.

CAPE TOWN - Eleven Rhodes University students arrested during fees protests have been released on warnings.

They appeared in the Grahamstown Magistrates Court this afternoon following clashes with police yesterday.

Initially police said the students were arrested for public violence and violating an interdict.

It emerged in court charges against them had not been properly formulated.

Several organisations including the Grahamstown-based Unemployment People's Movement were in court to support the group.

The movement's Ayanda Kota says, "The students have been released on conditions. We maintain the innocence of the students, and that the police weren't provoked."

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