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Sheffield school students on the march

Issue No. 2231

On the march in Sheffield  (Pic: Max Brophy)

On the march in Sheffield (Pic: Max Brophy)

Around 250 school students from King Edward school in Sheffield have marched on the city’s Town Hall this evening.

The students chanted “Education for the masses, not the ruling classes”, “Don’t take our EMA, make the fucking bankers pay” and “A, anti, anticapitalista”.

The school students contacted students involved in the occupation at Sheffield University.

Max Brophy is one of the occupiers at the university. He told Socialist Worker, “Some school students from King Edward came along to our occupation to learn about how we have organised. They then contacted us to let us know about their march.

“A group of about 15 of us from the occupation have come to join their protest.”

“The school students tried to get into the town hall but were stopped by police, so they marched off down the main road. They then went into Topshop—run by tax avoider Sir Phillip Green.

'About 50 students got inside Topshop which closed down. We then went on to Boots—which moved its HQ to a Swiss post office box to avoid paying some £86 million a year in UK taxes.

'Afterwards school and university students swept back to the occupation, chanting 'One solution, revolution'. They broke through police lines to re-enter the occupation.'

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