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What to do if an injunction comes

Issue No. 2231

Managements in universities across Britain have tried to intimidate students with the threat of injunctions—with some going as far as getting court orders to evict students.

But many students have stood firm against management threats.

Students can argue that occupiers have rights under articles 10 and 11 of the European Human Rights Act.

Occupiers can also argue that they’re not trespassing because they have a right to be in university buildings.

Management at the University of Sheffield were forced into a very public climbdown over the weekend. It secured a possession order against occupiers.

But the pro vice-chancellor, Paul White, attended a public rally in the occupied auditorium and revealed that the university would not use the injunction for at least 48 hours.

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