Birmingham student victory

Submitted by Matthew on 26 March, 2014 - 2:58

The campaign against police and management victimisation of student activists in Birmingham has ended in victory.

Following protest at Birmingham University in January at which police kettled, attacked and arrested dozens of students, and the university suspended the arrestees and banned them from campus, all charges have now been dropped and all students re-instated.

This victory comes after a letter, signed by 225 members of academic staff, was delivered to university management to condemn the suspensions and their implications for freedom of speech and protest.

The University branches of Unison and UCU came out in support, voting to back the suspended students and join the campaign. The Guild of Students and Birmingham UCU, were also due to demonstrate on Wednesday 26 March.

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