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UCT staff, students stage silent protest to reopen campus

Students and staff at UCT held a silent demonstration on the Jameson Hall stairs on Upper Campus.

The protest is in support of the resumption of lectures and the academic programme on Monday, reports EWN's Monique Mortlock.

A UCT staff member and silent protester told Mortlock that the demonstrators also support the call for free higher education for poorer students.

However, they say that the university shut down, which is in its second week, is to the detriment of all students.

Another faction of demonstrators walked past to interject the silence with loud protest and chanting.

UCT vice-chancellor Max Price has cautioned that the university could shut down until 2017, if student protests continue.

University management announced that there will be no graduation ceremonies later this year.

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