Students at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, have just occupied the Brunei Gallery in protest at rising education fees and swingeing cuts.

The occupation follows on from Thursday’s vote to occupy at a student union meeting – attended by over 200 students.

From an undergraduate body of only 2,000, this was the biggest union meeting for years. Attempts by both the Tories and the Students’ Union full-timers to condemn protestors at Millbank were soundly defeated in successive votes.

After a tense debate, the students voted to support occupations of the college as part of a rolling, militant campaign against the cuts.

Like other colleges, the occupation is part of the run-up to the national day of action on 24 November.


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