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BREAKING NEWS: Sussex uni occupation

November 15, 2010

About 200 students went into occupation an hour ago at Sussex University. A statement is being drawn up at the moment. Messages of support can be sent to sussexstopthecuts@gmail.com.
If you are a student at sussex or brighton please join the occupation in Fulton building on Sussex Campus and bring along your friends, food, drink, sleeping equipment etc…

Follow the occupation on Twitter: http://twitter.com/stopsussexcuts
Website:  http://defendsussex.wordpress.com/

From a story in the Argus, the local paper:

A student who only wanted to be known as Tom, said: “About 200 of us have just started an occupation in a lecture theatre on campus in protest at the proposals to cut tuition fees and the cuts to education funding.

“The occupation is calling for students in universities and colleges across the country to follow our lead. People are discussing how long we will stay here at the moment.”

The 22-year-old added that the occupation had been a spontaneous decision and that people had been inspired by the protest in London last week.

He said: “It has brought new energy to our campaign. The support of our Wednesday protest has been carried forward to our campus.”

He said they had decided to occupy the Fulton building because it was new and expensive.

He said: “It opened at the same time they made more than 100 lecturers redundant. We are now reclaiming this space.”

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