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Student riots spread to CPUT Bellville campus

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At least 25 people were arrested at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology’s (CPUT) Bellville campus on Friday as student protests continued.

The institution announced that all activities, including classes and exams, had been suspended for the day.

Riot police threw stun grenades and questioned students they thought were protesters who were hiding in buildings.

One of the students arrested by police.
One of the students arrested by police.

News24 also learnt that at CPUT’s Wellington campus, students from other campuses who had come to write exams there were prevented from doing so. The library was looted and books were thrown out.

The Tygerberg and Cape Town campuses have also been closed as rumours spread that protesters would head there too.

Another student apprehended by police.
Another student apprehended by police.

The CPUT protest comes just days after chaos at the nearby University of the Western Cape, where 15 students were arrested after clashes with police.

Protesters started fires across the campus, broke windows and set furniture alight before a stand-off with police. News24


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