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From The Socialist newspaper, 3 November 2010

100 students march against cuts and fees in Leeds

As students were left reeling from the Comprehensive Spending Review, Leeds University Against Cuts (LUAC) held a lively feeder march to the Leeds Against The Cuts city centre demo.

The march was initiated by Socialist Students members in LUAC. At a rally before the march LUAC was addressed by Leeds Uni UCU president Malcolm Povey.

Malcolm highlighted the reality of life under the Browne Review. Numbers swelled to 100 as LUAC were joined by Leeds Met Students Against Cuts. At the demo in the city centre, students heard from trade unionists like PCS NEC and Socialist Party member Rob Williams.

Immediately after the announcement of the draconian attacks in the Browne Review there has been a strong show of opposition despite a massive level of shock.

This will soon turn into mass protest, occupations, and strikes as students gain confidence and begin to fight back.

Ian Pattison, Leeds Socialist Students

Youth Fight for Jobs (4 December) and Socialist Students (5 December) conferences:

10am, University College London, Christopher Ingold Auditorium, Gower St, London WC1E 6BT, nearest tube: Euston/ Warren St

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