Thursday, January 6, 2011
The last occupation standing – Kent occupiers lead the way
Yesterday student occupiers at Kent University ended their sit in after a month of occupation, marking the end of this round of national, mass direct action on campuses across Britain.
On leaving the occupation, student Ben Stevenson said “it’s not over, it’s simply the end of the beginning and we will continue pursuing our campaign.” We could not agree more!
Congratulations to all involved in the Kent Occupation – you are an absolute inspiration.
Check out the BBC coverage of how the occupation ended yesterday here.
Below we share a video from before the Christmas holidays of the occupiers pledging to stick it out over the festive break – a goal they impressively achieved, despite the university making life as difficult as possible by cutting off the heating and preventing people from entering and leaving the building.