Nine Copperbelt University students have been arrested by police following Tuesday’s protests.
The students protested after word went round that students Union President Oscar Mbewe had been expelled.
And the Copperbelt University has clarified that five students union leaders have been suspended for allegedly inciting students to protest over the issue of accommodation.
Ruth Mwale reports from the university campus in Kitwe that Deputy Vice Chancellor Shadrek Chama has disclosed this in Kitwe during a press briefing.
Dr Chama also says nine students had been picked up by police while two students are admitted to the Kitwe Central Hospital following last nights disturbances.
He says one of those admitted is a students union leader who jumped from the third floor of the students hostels as he tried to elude police.
Dr. Chama has explained that the second student who is hospitalized had an asthma attack because police had thrown tear gas to disburse the students.
He says CBU management is trying to ensure that classes resume as soon as possible.