Much attention has been focused on the violent protests at universities, particularly the burning of a library at UKZN, says the writer. File picture: Shayne Robinson

Durban – About 200 students from the University of KwaZulu-Natal took to the streets in central Durban on Monday to protest against their living conditions.

Police spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Thulani Zwane said that the protests took place on Yusuf Dadoo Street (formerly Grey Street) on Monday morning

He said the road was blocked with stones and burning tyres.

“We can confirm the protest. They are complaining about poor living conditions,” he said.

He said police were monitoring the situation, but that no arrests or injuries had been reported.

Comment could not immediately be obtained from the university.

African News Agency