We’ll fight sentences, warn students

Today’s Daily Mail reports:

A warning of revolt over the sentences given to ten students for their part in a sit-in was given yesterday.

One student was expelled, and nine, including a girl, were suspended at Liverpool University for leading the 12-day occupation of the administrative building by 300 students last month.

Mr Sandy Macmillan, President of the Guild of Undergraduates, said yesterday that the sentences, which he called ‘harsh and monstrous’ would cause trouble when the 6,500 students reassemble next week.

He said: ‘While the Guild did not support the move to occupy the Senate House, we feel that the University Board of Discipline has been over-reactionary in the sentences.  What they have done can only be described as lunacy.  I see big trouble ahead when the new term starts’. […]

A student who took part in the sit-in, but was not disciplined, said yesterday: ‘The ten who have been picked out as the ring-leaders are being used as pawns in a national bid by universities to prevent us from expressing our views’.

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Author: Gerry

Retired college teacher living in Liverpool, UK.

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