Police in Kitwe have apprehended six Copperbelt University students in connection with last evening’s riots which left 22 windows and one glass door smashed at the office of the Vice Chancellor.
Copperbelt Police Commissioner Charity Katanga told ZNBC News that the arrested students are detained at Riverside Police station.
Mrs Katanga has warned that unruly behaviour by students will not go unpunished.
Police last night sealed off the Jambo Drive campus after the students ran amok to protest management’s decision to request union leaders to exculpate themselves over the Monday riots.
Copperbelt University Vice Chancellor Professor Naison Ngoma said Police had to move in to protect public property.
He said management will not allow students to bring operations at the University to a standstill.
On Monday, the students again, ran amok destroying property and looted one of the main private restaurants at the university.
The students were protesting management’s decision to adjust upwards the continuous assessment threshold to twenty percent.