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Students at Soas and Manchester Metropolitan universities occupy

Issue No. 2228

Around 100 students have occupied the Brunei Gallery at Soas (the School of Oriental and African Studies) in central London. They are protesting against the cuts in education and are asking the university's vice chancellor both to speak out against the cuts and to initiate a statement for other vice chancellors to sign.

The occupiers are meeting on Monday afternoon to discuss further demands.

Some 150 people marched round the campus at Manchester Metropolitan University against the cuts and 50 proceeded to occupy a lecture theatre in the Geoffrey Manton building. They are meeting to discuss their plans.

Both occupations are part of a wave of action to oppose cuts in education that will build up to 'Day X', the national day of action, on Wednesday 24 November.

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