The UP SRC has said that they stand in solidarity with the students. They have created a petition calling for the release of the 24 students, which is accessible via their social media pages. The SRC encourages students and members of the public to sign it order to show their support for the arrested students.

On 19 February, UP announced that it had obtained an urgent court interdict against Afriforum, Afriforum Youth and the EFFSC-UP to prevent the parties from disrupting UP operations. 24 students, know also as the Tuks24, were arrested during these protests. The arrested students were released on bail of R500 each. The accused appeared in court on 22 February, 7 April, 26 April, and most recently on 19 July.

 

A picture of some of the 27 arrested students. Image: Twitter/@epignostic