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Student occupations spread to more London campuses

by Nick Clark
Issue No. 2447

Student occupations at the London School of Economics (LSE) and University of Arts London (UAL) have continued into the Easter break.

And students at two more London universities—Goldsmiths and King’s College—have occupied too.

All four occupations are demanding the abolition of tuition fees and more student involvement in the running of the universities.

Occupiers at UAL’s Central St Martin’s Campus are also fighting cuts to foundation courses.

On Wednesday of last week students marched on UAL’s London College of Communication campus in south London, where the majority of the affected courses are taught.

But university management called in police to shut down the campus after students tried to occupy the main building.

UAL student Elliott told Socialist Worker, “When police and private security lock people out of the uni, they’re the ones stopping LCC students working”.

LSE management have threatened students with legal action unless they end the occupation. LSE students have launched a petition in response.

Sign the LSE petition at Send messages of support to UAL students to [email protected]

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Tue 31 Mar 2015, 15:59 BST
Issue No. 2447
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