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Protests for London Met students

Issue No. 2321

A hearing in London’s High Court this week will rule on whether London Metropolitan University can continue to teach students from outside the European Union. Supporters of the students plan to hold a lobby outside the court.

Up to 3,000 international students at London Met face deportation after the UK Border Agency (UKBA) revoked the university’s licence to teach them.

Workers and students across Britain held protests on Friday of last week in solidarity with London Met students. Demonstrators targeted UKBA offices in Cardiff while protests also took place in Leeds, Manchester, Derby and Bradford.

In London, workers and students protested at Tower Hamlets College and Westminster Kingsway College. Others marched from City and Islington College to protest at London Met itself.

Workers are calling for an amnesty for London Met students—a call backed by the TUC at its congress last week. Nearly 8,000 people have signed a petition for an amnesty.

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Tue 18 Sep 2012, 16:50 BST
Issue No. 2321
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