Thursday, 17 March 2022

Bloemfontein: On Thursday morning; 17 March 2022, members of Public Order Police Unit Bloemfontein arrested four female students for Public violence at Central University of Technology in Bloemfontein.

The disgruntled students blocked the main entrance of the University with burning tyres to demonstrate their dissatisfaction with the management of the institution.

The protesting students were warned to disperse by the POP Unit tactical commander but refused. The operational commander then used a stun grenade to disperse the group and the students were then arrested.

A case docket of Public violence; contravention of Road Traffic Act 93/1996 and Criminal Matters Amendment Act 18/2016, was opened at Parkweg Police Station.

The arrested students will appear in the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court on Friday; 18 March 2022.