Topless protest over #RUReferenceList

Published Apr 19, 2016


Durban - Hundreds of half naked Rhodes University students have taken to the streets, as yet more protests follow the publication of the #RUReferenceList, which has gone viral.

The #RUReferenceList was published on Sunday and carries the names of alleged rapists at the university.

RHODES UNIVERSITY #NakedProtest #RUReferenceList

— Marcia Mash (@OfficialMashM) April 19, 2016

Pictures circulating on social media show topless protesters lying on the ground.

Human barrier at entrance to Rhodes University #RUreferencelist

— Oppidan Press (@oppidanpress) April 19, 2016

According to reports a vehicle forced through a human barricade, injuring one student.

The protesters are now locked in a stand-off with police.

Police have arrived with ammunition at Rhodes University. #RuReferenceList

— Blaque Rose (@Bitterbie) April 19, 2016

Students say they are determined to stay despite police warning because they are making an important stand.

In the pictures posted on social media police in riot gear are seen keeping a watchful eye.


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