The Congress Of the People has
urged University of Johannesburg protesters to focus on their exams for now.
Cope Spokesperson Dennis Bloem
said, like all students in other universities, UJ students must postpone
activism to complete this academic year successfully.
Bloem explained that COPE was
dismayed that police arrested scores of students near the Kingsway Campus of
the University of Johannesburg on Friday especially at this crucial time in their
“COPE urges the South African
Police Services to release the protesters at once, but Furthermore and more
importantly, students should be spending time at present preparing for their
exams, not sitting in a jail this weekend that they should have devoted to
studying.” Bloem said.
“The time for protests
continues to avail itself in the future, the time for writing exams, however is
confined to the present moment.” Bloem concluded.
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