Security has Monday been engaged in a melee with Makerere University students who are protesting against new proposal to scrap evening classes and provision of meals.

Armed police men fired volleys of teargas and live bullets to disperse processions of protesters within the university.

University Guild President Papa Were Salim, is among those who have been arrested and whisked away to unknown destination.

Makerere publicist Ritah Namisango has said they are doing everything possible to engage the students through dialogue.

The Vice Chancellor Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe who is away in Kenya will meet the student leadership when he returns.

Speaking to this website  the guild president Papa Were Salim says the strike follows a resolution by all the students’ leaders who had convened a consultative meeting on Saturday.

Were says the students are protesting the increased tuition fees, missing marks, scrapping off of; hall meals, evening lectures, end of semester exams and sponsorship of students on National merit.

He adds that they want the university to also pronounce itself on the recommendations made by the visitation committee and for the vice chancellor to make clear channels of communication instead of using social media.

He meanwhile says students have threatened to boycott the next MakRun if the organizers are not updating them

However the University Spokesperson Ritah Namisango has called for calm adding that the vice Chancellor Prof Barnabas Nawangwe has promised to meet and address their concerns upon his return from Nairobi on Wednesday.