Students occupy University building in protest against government cuts
A report by the Manchester Evening News
Students have begun an ‘occupation’ of a building at the University of Manchester in protest against government cuts.
The demonstration started inside the Harold Hankins Building at Manchester Business School on Wednesday afternoon and the campaigners are refusing to leave.
A group called Free Education MCR have claimed they set up the occupation as a stance against five more years of ‘Tory cuts and privatisation’.
A statement on their Facebook page, posted on Wednesday evening, said: “The University of Manchester is in occupation. We are occupying because we know what five more years of a Tory government means.
“It means the hopes of millions of young people and workers shattered by cuts and privatisation. There is talk of another rise in tuition fees, funding apprenticeships through 24 cuts to further education, and scrapping the disabled students allowance once and for all.
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