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UCT asks police to help with protesting students

University of Cape Town vice chancellor Max Price says while students have the right to protest, he condemns the disruption of academic activities.

Students protest outside the UCT medical buildings. Picture: Graig-Lee Smith/EWN

CAPE TOWN - University of Cape Town (UCT) vice-chancellor Max Price says some Jammie (university transport) shuttles have been prevented from operating on Thursday morning.

Protesting students tried to disrupt exams on Wednesday.

University of Cape Town (UCT) vice-chancellor Price says that while students have the right to protest, he condemns the disruption of academic activities.

“I heard that there was a vehicle parked outside the depot for the Jammie shuttle. I understand that it’s been opened, they may not be all running yet smoothly. And there are other blockades all over the campus and outside various residences. So, we’ve asked the police and the public order police to help us.”

A group of protesting students is demanding for the campus to be shut down.

Students are insisting that the president immediately releases the fees commission report.