This was announced via an audio clip by the Minister of Police and Public Safety ’Mamoipone Senauone over the weekend.
The minister said the detainees who included four females and seven males aged between 22 and 29 contravened provisions of the processions law.
MP for Alliance of Democrats (AD) Thuso Litjobo and Radio 357 presenter, Relebohile Moyeye, were also arrested during the same procession for allegedly violating COVID-19 protocols, by not wearing facial masks.
Mr Litjobo and Mr Moyeye were arrested at the gates of the new parliament building where the picketing youth had taken their petition.
The protesters were later dispersed by heavily armed police who fired several warning shots into the air.
As he left the parliament building, Mr Litjobo saw the protesting youth holding placards and he approached them to find out what they wanted.
Police who were milling about saw him without a face mask and consequently arrested him.
Mr Moyeye who was covering the procession was also spotted without a mask and was arrested too.