Students end fortnight sit-in

This morning The Guardian carries this report prominently on the back page, accompanied by two photographs:

The sit-in of militant students in Senate House at Liverpool University ended after a fortnight yesterday, the last day of the term.

University authorities moved into the building.

Ten of the students are facing disciplinary charges which will be heard during the vacation. The militant group had suggested a five point plan before it would stop the sit·in but this has been ignored by university authorities as the 250 represent a very small proportion of the 6,500 students at the university.

The Pro Vice- Chancellor, Professor E. D. Farmer, criticised the sit-in at a degree ceremony yesterday when 46 students received degrees. He said the action of the militant students had diverted the university from its proper functions. The sit·in was a “small but vocal minority,” seemingly intent on preventing others from getting on with their work.


Author: Gerry

Retired college teacher living in Liverpool, UK.

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