Occupation- Defending the Right to Protest

After a march around campus, UoB students and supporters have occupied Staff House in protest against the injunction against protest on campus and the disciplinary hearing that is taking place today against the sole student that the University were able to identify from the previous occupation. There are students from all over the UK here, showing solidarity with the UoB students and uniting for the common cause of defending freedom of expression against the increases in student fees and the general commercialisation of education, a right which has ever more frequently been supressed.
Update- we have just received news that the disciplinary hearing has been broken off, due to mistakes made on the part of management in the presentation of the case. They were so keen do get the disciplinary done quickly that they neglected their duty of care to students. This means that the committee has ruled that the disciplinary process must restart from the beginning.

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