UL remains closed with heavy police presence

The university management made the decision to evict all students from the residences yesterday.

FILE: University of Limpopo student takes part in the Fess Must Fall protests. Picture: Pelane Phakgadi/EWN.

MANKWENG - The University of Limpopo remains closed this morning, with a heavy police presence.

Students were forced to leave their residences yesterday after students and campus security engaged in running battles, leaving several injured.

Eight people have been arrested since the clashes erupted on Tuesday.

Firing rubber bullets and stone throwing was the order of the day at the University of Limpopo's Turfloop campus yesterday.

Three more students have been arrested after students engaged in a violent confrontation with campus security and police.

The university management then made a decision to evict all students from the residences leaving scores of students stranded, with nowhere to go.

Some students are from as far away as the Eastern Cape.

University management says they took the decision in order to protect the students, staff and the institution's property.

A heavy police presence remains in the area.