Two University of Cape Town students who were arrested during last week’s protests will return to court to apply for bail.

The suspects were caught during the demonstrations on Friday.

On the day, students started pelting police with metal drum lids, stones, and other objects.

In response, police members took action to disperse them.

The students shut down the campus demanding all academically eligible students to be allowed to register and study, despite outstanding student debt.

The police spokesperson Captain FC van Wyk  said,  “On Friday, 10th March, protesting students started disrupting classes again and tried to enter Kramer Law lecture rooms on the middle campus when police stopped them. Two arrests were executed, and the students are detained at Rondebosch Police on charges of Contravening a court order and Public violence. Both appeared in the Wynberg Magistrates court late Friday, 2023-03-10, bail was denied. Next court appearance will be Monday, 2023-03-13 on the mentioned charges”.