1 Dec. 2010
from Guardian Leeds:
Student occupation of University of Leeds building still going strong – one week on
Leeds students have now spent a full week occupying a building at the University of Leeds in protest at rising tuition fees and education cuts.
About 100 students have been occupying the Michael Sadler building at the university since last Wednesday afternoon’s protest march, which saw thousands of students take to the streets of Leeds.
Ian Pattison, press representative for the occupation, told Guardian Leeds:
“It’s going really well, there’s a really good spirit and atmosphere from the occupiers, we’ve all got our heads down and we’re busy planning our next action. We’re hoping to get out to some local schools and colleges and hope to convince some parents to add their support to the pupils, trades unionists and Leeds residents who’ve already backed us.”