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6 UCT students arrested for disrupting classes

Protesters have been moving across campus, attempting to disrupt classes and academic activity.

UCT Protesters still moving across campus to get into buildings & disrupt classes. Picture: Monique Mortlock/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Six University of Cape Town (UCT) students have been arrested for disrupting lectures in the PD Hahn Building.

This has been confirmed by UCT management. They are expected to appear in court soon.

On campus, protesters say they will not leave until students who want to leave the law building are let out.

This comes after a two-week shutdown forced by protesters in their campaign against fee hikes.

Protesters have been moving across campus, attempting to disrupt classes and academic activity.

Protesters say the six should not have been arrested.

They say if the arrested students are being detained at Mowbray Police Station, they will march there to demand their release.

In a statement, UCT management says the protesters' attempts to shut down the campus is "problematic".