Sit-in students have suspensions cut

The Times today reports the results of the appeals as follows:

Two of the sentences imposed by Liverpool University disciplinary board on 10 students who took part in a sit-in at the Senate House at the end of last term have been varied on appeal.

The two-year suspension of  Mr Andrew Black, aged 20, and Mr Philip Gusack, aged 22, have been reduced to a year.  All the other sentences have been upheld […]

When the decisions became known placards appeared in the Student Union carrying such slogans as ‘The pigs won’t be moved.  Appeals unchanged.’

Later, more than 400 of the 6,500 students surrounded the Senate House to ask Mr Trevor Thomas, Vice-Chancellor, to address them.  Fearing another sit-in, the authorities locked the doors against them, but they were later reopened and the protesting students moved freely about the administration block.

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Author: Gerry

Retired college teacher living in Liverpool, UK.

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