Students at Anglican run public schools of Mmanga in Machinga on Wednesday blocked the M1 road, in the second day of protests against the closure of their schools.
The government ordered the closure of Mmanga primary school and day secondary school over disagreements between the owners of the school, the Anglican church and radical Muslims over the wearing of hijab during classes.
The school ordered that the Muslim women gear should not be put during classes as had been the case before but some radical Muslims around the area are rejecting this, threatening violence which prompted the government to order its closure pending further dialogue on the matter.
The students blocked the M1 road and stoned vehicles, forcing some motorists to use unchartered routes.
United Democratic Front (UDF) spokesperson Ken Ndanga wrote on his Facebook wall on Tuesday that he was allowed to use the road because he comes from the area.