IN PICTURES – UCT Shut Down

by Ashraf

Pictures from the UCT Shut Down. All images taken for GroundUp News.¬†Read the full report here –¬†http://www.groundup.org.za/article/mayhem-uct/

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At about 6:30am, UCT students leave upper campus to mobilise more students and workers for the shutdown. It was made clear that there would be “no school” today.

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Student activist Masixole Mlandu addresses the crowd.

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Lower, middle and upper campus were all blocked

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Students and workers make their way to the Health Sciences campus to recruit more people and stop any lectures. The protest has swelled to around 150 people.

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The protest then moved down the M3 Highway

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Protesters were met by riot police and were told that a compromise would have to be made. Police said that protesters were allowed to use only one lane in order to allow cars to pass.

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Protesters complied.

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Students & workers meet up with the group blocking the entrance at upper campus.

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The protest grew into hundreds. All lectures were disrupted.

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Student activist Lindiwe Dlamini leading the protest in song on upper campus.

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A student dances during the protest.

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A student meeting is disrupted on upper campus.

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Student activist Masixole Mlandu addresses the crowd.

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