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Tense stand-off between students and police at UCT

There's been a violent clash between police and students protesters at UCT.

Police had to intervene earlier today after demonstrators confronted UCT Vice-Chancellor Dr Max Price.

Stun grenades were fired to disperse a group of about 50 students who held a heated meeting with Price outside the Bremner building on Middle Campus.

The group want student activist Masixole Mlandu, who was arrested earlier this week, released from prison.

Mlandu appeared in court today and was told he'd have to spend another week behind bars until his bail hearing next week Friday.

He was arrested on campus for violating an interdict and for alleged intimidation.

A group of about 50 people, mostly UCT students, were in court in support of Mlandu.

They then moved to campus to speak to Price, at which point the scuffle occurred.

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