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20 university students arrested during protest

Some of the Technical University of Mombasa students who were arrested by police during a protest on December 3, 2018. PHOTO | MOHAMED AHMED
Some of the Technical University of Mombasa students who were arrested by police during a protest on December 3, 2018. PHOTO | MOHAMED AHMED

At least 20 students from the Technical University of Mombasa have been arrested during a protest in the coastal town.

The students were arrested Monday during a riot at Buxton junction along Abdel Nasser Road in Mombasa.

They were demonstrating against “tough sudden rules” introduced by the university’s administration.

PHOTO | MOHAMED AHMED
PHOTO | MOHAMED AHMED

During the protest, the students damaged vehicles plying along the Nyali Bridge and barricaded roads, disrupting transport.

They threw stones at the General Service Unit and Administration Police officers who had been deployed to calm the situation.

PHOTO | MOHAMED AHMED
PHOTO | MOHAMED AHMED

The police officers had to shoot in the air to disperse the unruly students.



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