Posted by: Clare Solomon | November 15, 2010

Breaking news: Sussex Uni is in occupation

About 200 students went into occupation an hour ago at Sussex
University. A statement is being drawn up at the moment. Messages of
support can be sent tosussexstopthecuts.
If you are a student at Sussex or brighton please join the occupation
in Fulton building on Sussex Campus and bring along your friends,
food, drink, sleeping equipment etc…

Follow the occupation on Twitter:http://twitter.com/stopsussexcuts
Website: http://defendsussex.wordpress.com/

From a story in the Argus, the local paper:

A student who only wanted to be known as Tom, said: “About 200 of
us have just started an occupation in a lecture theatre on campus in
protest at the proposals to cut tuition fees and the cuts to education
funding.

“The occupation is calling for students in universities and
colleges across the country to follow our lead. People are discussing
how long we will stay here at the moment.”

The 22-year-old added that the occupation had been a spontaneous
decision and that people had been inspired by the protest in London
last week.

He said: “It has brought new energy to our campaign. The support
of our Wednesday protest has been carried forward to our campus.”

He said they had decided to occupy the Fulton building because it
was new and expensive.

He said: “It opened at the same time they made more than 100
lecturers redundant. We are now reclaiming this space.”

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Responses

  1. keep it up guys!

    • these fuckin guys… solidarite!

  2. wow well done!

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  4. great to see students standing up for themselves. keep it going!

  5. About time somebody stood up to this “coalition”. This is exactly what students should be doing. From an oldie who remembers demos from the 1970s.


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