Five students have been suspended from Sussex University after taking part in the occupation there. The occupation was in support of strike action taken by four unions in colleges and universities across Britain on Tuesday of this week and against privatisation on campus.
Sussex students occupied for a week and then came out to join the picket lines on the strike day. The five students have been targeted for their role in the occupation and for causing “persistent disruption of the University operation”. Students were exercising their right to protest.
It is clear that the vice chancellor and Sussex university management want to intimidate students and prevent any further action.
Please rush messages of protest demanding the lifting of the suspension of the four students to the vice chancellor: firstname.lastname@example.org
Send messages of support to email@example.com
Join the demonstration today, Thursday 5 December
Don’t criminalise student protests
1pm Library Square, Sussex University