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Posted on 4 March 2010 at 9:45 GMT

Sussex anti cuts occupation ends after brutal police intimidation

Send protests to university management against the use of riot police on campus

Riot police descend on Sussex University occupation, photo Socialist Students

Riot police descend on Sussex University occupation, photo Socialist Students   (Click to enlarge)

The occupation of around 70 students of the administration building, Sussex House that began this afternoon has been ended by riot police intervention.


Video

www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xIKzVMorcg


Over a couple of hours support for the student occupiers swelled to a demonstration of around 200 outside the building.

Student and staff protestors attempting to enter the building were blocked by riot police who pushed and baton charged the crowd.

Occupier and Socialist Student activist Sarah Wrack reports "Seeing the situation escalate outside we wanted to make clear this was a peaceful protest.

"Inside the occupation we took a vote and the majority of us decided to leave on our own terms in an organised fashion.

Riot police descend on Sussex University occupation, photo Socialist Students

Riot police descend on Sussex University occupation, photo Socialist Students   (Click to enlarge)

"We linked arms and made our exit while the police dragged people to the floor and we think arrests were made.

"Sussex Socialist Students condemns the use of police by management against opposition to cuts. It's clear the stepping up of the police presence on campus today was an attempt to intimidate all students and staff at Sussex after the protests and occupations of the last few months.

"We and the Stop the Cuts campaign will not be silenced, students and staff will stay united. Socialist Students demands that any protestors arrested today are released without charge. No repercussions and victimisations for students and staff involved in the occupation and protests, that the student union and campus trade unions hold a public inquiry into the conduct of the police"

Trade unionists, public representatives
Send messages of protest to Michael Farthing Sussex University Vice Chancellor and Sussex University management
Michael Farthing, Vice-Chancellor
E: VC@sussex.ac.uk, T: +44 1273 678088 or +44 1273 678028
Zoe Varney-Burch, Personal Assistant to the Vice-Chancellor
E: Z.H.Varney-Burch@sussex.ac.uk, T: +44 1273 678028
Paul Layzell, Deputy Vice Chancellor
E: P.J.Layzell@sussex.ac.uk, T: +44 1273 678546 or +44 1273 678903
Robert Allison, Pro Vice Chancellor
E: R.J.Allison@sussex.ac.uk, T: +44 1273 678253 or +44 1273 678212
Chris Marlin, Professor of the University
E: Chris.Marlin@sussex.ac.uk, T: +44 1273 877862
Maxine Pugh, Secretary
E: M.R.Pugh@sussex.ac.uk, T: +44 1273 678903
Jenny Long, Secretary
E: J.M.Long@sussex.ac.uk, T: +44 1273 678212

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socialiststudents@hotmail.com
sussexstopthecuts@gmail.com

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Socialist Students 07950951241 / 02085587947

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