Solidarity: Support Birmingham students facing disciplinary action after protest
January 28, 2011
Support the 12 University of Birmingham students facing disciplinary procedures that could result in the termination of their degrees. One of them who is facing disciplinary action was too ill to get out of bed at the time.
The students are facing the disciplinary action after a peaceful occupation on Monday 17th January. The group undergoing disciplinary action, some of them disabled supporters of DPAC, were part of a larger group opposing the University’s plans for department cuts and staff redundancies.
Unreasonable force was used at the end of the occupation by university security staff that resulted in several injuries against peaceful protestors. The university refused to allow for concerned staff members and union members to enter the building to oversee the eviction as impartial witnesses.
The University should drop all disciplinary charges agsinst the students who were protesting peacefully, should make a statement apologising to students and staff for the use of unreasonable force and ensure impartial witnesses are allowed access during any future occupations.
Please sign the petition and circulate widely – disabled students facing disiplinary action after protesting on National day of Action http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/defendbirminghamstudents/
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