BREAKING: Chanco students union president arrested

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Police have arrested Chancellor College Students Union president James Ayuba Sylvester following the protests the students conducted over government’s decision to hike fees.

Police stormed the college and arrested students.

Police stormed the college and arrested students.

Sylvester has been arrested together with University of Malawi Students Union (UMSU) vice president Godfrey Pumbwa and the college’s UMSU representative Fiskan Nkhoma.

According to a source, the three are facing charges of inciting violence. The latest round of arrests brings the number of students in custody over the demonstrations to 13.

But there are fears that more students will be arrested for their involvement in the protests which culminated in running battles between the police and the students on Tuesday.

College management has since closed the institution indefinitely and the students were told to leave the campus by 4pm on Tuesday.

 

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