UCT obtaining court order against protesters
Cape Town - The University of Cape Town is applying for an interdict to prevent violent protests after paintings and a bus were torched, and Vice Chancellor Max Price's office was petrol bombed.
At a media briefing on Wednesday, Price said the university was not against protests, and acknowledged that students were often better informed about issues that needed attention.
"Thes issues are relevant. We don't want to distract from the core issues," said Price. But he added that violent protests would not be allowed.
"If you engage in this form of protest you would be in the violation of the court order," he said.
The order would be against individuals, not organisations, he said.