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UCT students arrested, protesters vow to continue

A handful of UCT students have been arrested following altercations with private security on Upper Campus.

Student leaders say a total of eight protesters were reportedly arrested earlier, and four have so far been released, reports EWN's Kevin Brandt.

The protesting students have vowed to boycott the universities alternative ways of learning which encourage off-campus tutoring and classes.

They are refusing to engage in the academic model, which they feel excludes some students.

Protesters have pledged to continue with demonstrations until the institution formulates solutions to their grievances.

Earlier, students scattered rubbish outside the library after they were denied access.

Student protesters held a press briefing and vowed to continue with protest action until student activist Masixole Mlandu, who was arrested a week ago, is released.

Meanwhile, UWC remains closed amid ongoing engagement with university management and students.

All academic activities CPUT campuses will be closed until Friday 21 October.

CPUT students completing internships or in-service training will be allowed to continue.

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