PRESS RELEASE from the National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts
Westminster University ostracizes student activist Simon Hardy
London, 6th May 2010
After the abominable persecution of the infamous Sussex Six (University of Sussex) back in March, student-campaigners witch-hunt is now taking place at Westminster University.
Simon Hardy, a National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts (NCAFC) activist and No-Cuts campaigner at Westminster, has been summoned to a preliminary investigation concerning the occupation of the Vice Chancellors offices in early March.
This occupation, organised in protest against the planned job losses at the university, was widely supported by students across campus.
The university management claims to have received complains concerning trespass and threatening behaviour.
These accusations are clearly politically motivated and aim to single out one of the prominent members of the No-Cuts campaign. Similar to what occurred at Sussex, the victimization of a highly visible student-activist is used as an authoritarian management’s technique to oppress the student voice and smother resistance to the proposed cuts.
There will be a solidarity demonstration outside Westminster University Regents Street campus at 1.30pm on Friday, 7th May.
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