- Editor's note: Police have denied the charges of treason, as reflected in this story. Read the latest update here: SAPS categorically denies treason charges for arrested students
CAPE TOWN -- Six of the 29 students arrested outside parliament on Wednesday are set to face 'provisional charges of treason' amongst others.
Reports that UCT VC Max Price's son Ilian among those arrested. Rev. Frank Chikane's son Kgotsi also detained.@eNCA— Lester Kiewit (@lesterkk) October 21, 2015
Working hard with leaders/lawyers 2 get Rekgotsofetse & rest of students who were arrested 2 be released 2day. Must not sleep in prison!— Frank Chikane (@RevFChikane) October 21, 2015
Some 29 students were arrested on Wednesday afternoon when thousands of students from various universities in Cape Town marched on parliament demanding a no fee increase for 2016.
The march was part of a #FeesMustFall nationwide campaign by students who have rejected higher education minister Blade Nzimande's six percent cap on 2016 fee increments.
Chaos broke out when students stormed parliament's precinct and they clashed with riot police who pushed them back and fired stun grenades.
In total 29 students were arrested and taken to Cape Town central police station but 23 of them were released overnight.
Only getting home now, after a long night at CPT Central Police Station getting UCT Students released. #ForFree— NSM III (@nsm_qhudeni) October 21, 2015
Finally got released— 3rd Eye (@Ayabukwa_) October 21, 2015
Six of the 29 students spent the night in jail facing more serious charges of treason, assault and contravening the national key point act.
Check here: https://t.co/jJOVtasNsG— Bonga Dlulane (@BongaDlulane) October 21, 2015
Students are expected to appear before the Cape Town Magistrates court on Thursday morning.