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UCT student protest enters third day

There is a heavy police and security presence across upper campus, as tensions remain high.

UCT protesters interrupt a student meeting on Upper Campus. Protesters are attempt to shut down UCT for it's third week. Picture: Anthony Molyneaux/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Protesting students are disrupting lectures at the University of Cape Town (UCT) for a third day.

The group is moving across campus, invading lecture halls.

Alarms go off and lights are switched off as the protesters sweep campus, going from building to building doing their best to disrupt lectures.



Students attending class are visibly angered by the disruptions, as protestors explain to them why they are interrupting academic activities.

There is a heavy police and security presence across Upper Campus, as tensions remain high.

Overnight, a group of demonstrators tried to invade the Steve Biko Students Union Building, leading to clashes with security guards.

The group of about 200 students has gathered inside the Leslie Social Sciences Building where they are singing struggle songs.

A protest leader earlier told the crowd that some will resort to violence if UCT management refuses to meet with them to discuss their demands.

He says they have nothing to lose.

The mass action has already turned ugly at UCT.