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  • UCT students burn historic paintings taken down from Jameson Hall [PICS]
    Posted by on Feb 16th, 2016

    Students protests at the University of Cape Town have escalated after the statues of Jan Smuts and Maria Emmeline Barnard Fuller were defaced yesterday HERE. Earlier today several students removed historic art from the Jameson Hall and set them on fire.

    UCT art burning 1

    [More pics at Cape Argus gallery HERE]

    uct art burning 3

    [pic via @AshrafRSA]

    The fires have since been put out and the shack erected to protest student accomodation has been demolished. Stun grenades have been used by police and several students have been arrested. At the time of writing a car has reportedly been set on fire.

    UPDATE: a Jammie shuttle set alight

    uct jammie shuttle

    [via @VarsityNews]

    Rene says:
    February 02, 2016 at 9:29 pm

    This is taking things way too far. Will the students be held responsible for the value of those paintings? (And the vehicle)

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