Five students arrested for public violence at Central University of Technology

Members of Public Order Police Unit Bloemfontein arrested five male students for public violence at Central University of Technology in Bloemfontein earlier this morning.

The operational commander warned the students to disperse within a given time as they were contravening the conditions stipulated in an issued court order. The protesting students became violent and started throwing stones and bottles at the police and the security officers. The police used stun grenades to disperse the crowd. The other group ran into King Edward Street and blocked traffic by placing stones on the road surface. The police then arrested the five male students with ages ranging from 18 to 22 years.

A case docket for public violence and the contravention of court order was opened at Parkweg police station. The arrested students are expected to appear in Bloemfontein Magistrates’ Court on Monday 4, July 2022.

Source: South African Police Service