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Students occupy over Easter

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Issue 2448

Student occupations at different London universities have continued through the Easter break.

Occupations at University of Arts London (UAL) and Goldsmith’s were still ongoing as Socialist Worker went to press.

But occupiers at London School of Economics and King’s College were forced to evacuate due to a nearby fire. Students at both universities say they plan to re-occupy soon.

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.

UAL students staged a protest outside the campus in Camberwell on Thursday of last week.

University management responded by closing campuses and studios and restricting students’ access to facilities.

Members of all four occupations were set to meet on Tuesday of this week to discuss their next steps.

UAL students have set up a fighting fund and are asking for donations.


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