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Protesting UCT students regroup, map way forward

Six students were today arrested on intimidation charges for disrupting a lecture.

UCT protesters disrupt classes and University activities for the third week in a bid to gain free education in South Africa. Picture: Anthony Molyneaux/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Protesting University of Cape Town students seem to be taking a break from trying to shut down campus activity.

The group has been moving across campus since early this morning.



Six students were earlier arrested on intimidation charges for disrupting a lecture.

Although the group of protesters is considerably smaller, the demonstrators are still adamant they will continue disrupting the academic programme on the campus.



The core group of demonstrators is at the Steve Biko Student Union Building.

Some students have found spots to nap in the offices of the Student Representative Council (SRC).

In one room a few students are sorting through plastic packets containing food and cold drinks.

Private security guards are still monitoring the situation.

The students will be meeting tonight to discuss the way forward for the rest of the week.

The activists say they want to continue shutting down the campus.

In a statement, UCT management says students don't have the right to disrupt lectures.

It further says individuals who do this forfeit the right to be on UCT's private property.

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