South Africa 24.10.2017 05:31 pm

Stun grenades fired at protesting CPUT students

Private security guards are monitoring the Cape Peninsula University of Technology’s Cape Town campus. The campus has been surrounded by barbed wire. Photo: Henk Kruger / ANA

Private security guards are monitoring the Cape Peninsula University of Technology’s Cape Town campus. The campus has been surrounded by barbed wire. Photo: Henk Kruger / ANA

Students are aggrieved at the disciplinary action taken against four student leaders as well as the issue of outsourcing of workers.

Stun grenades were fired by police to disperse protesting Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) students who apparently attempted to storm the library at the Bellville campus on Tuesday, the university said.

CPUT spokesperson Lauren Kansley said the situation had since calmed down.

CPUT has been wracked by violent protests for several months, with classrooms set alight and even the historic St Mark’s Anglican Church on their District Six campus being petrol bombed last month.

The ongoing violent protests follows their arson attack on the historic St Mark’s Anglican Church on their District Six campus in September this year. Students are aggrieved at the disciplinary action taken against four student leaders as well as the issue of outsourcing of workers.

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