At Sussex University five students were suspended from their studies for occupying against privatisation. These students have now had their suspensions lifted. However, the university are still intending to put them through disciplinary proceedings, for which they have still not seen any evidence. A student strike and demo has been called for today to demand that the university halts all disciplinary action against these students.
In London, students have been violently evicted from a sit-in at the University of London’s Senate House against the sell-off of student loans, in support of fair pay for university workers and to oppose the University’s attempt to close down the Students’ Union. During a protest against the eviction of the occupation, students were the victims of police brutality – as this video on the Guardian website shows.
Support the national day of action to defend the right to protest taking place on Wednesday 11 December, assembling at ULU from 2pm. Join the facebook event here.
We must not be deterred from continuing to build the fightback against austerity which has prompted this backlash from university authorities and the police. Please join the national week of action to stop the student loan sell-off, which is taking place during the first week of February in the New Year.