Please find attached the occupation’s press release and a list of our demands.
For more information please contact Ian Pattison (Press Representative for the occupation) 07766585543
PRESS RELEASE for immediate use
Leeds Students Occupy Leeds University Building
School, college, and university students have occupied the Michael Sadler building, Leeds University. This is to protest against crippling tuition fee rises, education cuts, the scrapping of EMA, and the all out assault on the living standards of ordinary people and the welfare state. The building was occupied following a hugely successful day of action. 3,000 Leeds students participated in a series of student walkouts, protests, and marches, with many workers joining in solidarity.
This is a democratic occupation where all decisions are made by working groups and mass meetings. We demand the Vice-Chancellor refuses to implement cuts or tuition fee rises. We also demand that there are no victimisations or repercussions for those involved in today’s protest and walkouts.
Ian Pattison, press representative for the occupation, said “Today’s protests show the power students have. Our occupation and others like it across the country show that education is a fundamental human right, not the property of university management or the government. This is just the start of the fightback.”
For more info please contact Ian Pattison (Press Representative for the occupation) 07766585543