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4 Mar 2020
7:32 am

Wits SRC blocks Empire Road entrance in protest over lack of accommodation

Citizen Reporter

A video was released on Wednesday morning showing students sleeping in a library on campus.

Students clash with security guards outside Wits on Empire Road. Image: Twitter/@WitsPYA

A protest is currently taking place outside the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) entrance on Empire Road in Auckland Park.

According to the Wits student representative council (SRC), the protest is due to the lack of accommodation being made available for students.

UPDATE: WATCH: Students sleeping in labs as Wits protest gains momentum

The SRC have vowed to shut down the university until students are given accommodation.

A video was released by the SRC on Wednesday morning showing students sleeping in a library on campus.

Traffic is currently backed up on Empire Road, and motorists are advised to make alternative arrangements.

Bus services have also reportedly been disrupted due to the early morning protest.

https://twitter.com/n_etsane/status/1235073978282041344

Updates to follow as more information is made available.

(Compiled by Nica Schreuder)

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