17 UJ protesters to appear in court
The students were part of a group who tried to block students from entering UJ's Soweto campus.
JOHANNESBURG - Seventeen students are expected to appear in court today on charges of contravening a court interdict blocking protests at the University of Johannesburg.
The students were part of a group of protestors who tried to block students from entering the university's Soweto campus and refused orders by police to disperse.
The institution obtained a court interdict last week after students joined a nationwide protest calling for free higher education.
The police's Phephi Matlou-Mthetho says: "Seventeen students were arrested for contravention of court order. They were blocking other students to gain entrance at the university, so they were arrested and they will appear in court."