[UPDATE] 3 UCT students arrested following protest action

Police says at 6 o’clock on Thursday morning officers responded to students blocking Matopo Road, in Mowbray where UCT buses are parked.

SA Police Service officers are seen among students at the University of Cape Town. Picture: @varsitynews/Twitter.

CAPE TOWN - Three University of Cape Town (UCT) students have been arrested following disruptions and the vandalism of campus property.

Police says at 6 o’clock on Thursday morning officers responded to students blocking Matopo Road, in Mowbray where UCT busses are parked.

Vice-chancellor Max Price says more than 200 protesters tried to stop classes on Thursday morning.

Price adds some of the 200 protesters were not part of the university or registered students.

One female student stripped completely naked as she blocked traffic in Mowbray.

Another student took a knife and damaged the university’s buses.

They are being detained at Rondebosch police station.

Price says classes will continue, with only one week left.

Exams will start on 15 November.