17 students arrested at UJ’s Soweto campus

Police say the students were handcuffed for contravening a court order.

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JOHANNESBURG - Seventeen students have been arrested at the Soweto Campus of the University of Johannesburg.

Police say the students were handcuffed for contravening a court order obtained by the institution to block any demonstrations at all four of its campuses.



The police's Phephi Matlou-Mthetho says, "Seventeen students were arrested for contravention of a court order; they were blocking other students from entering the campus."