DEMO FOR PALESTINE
TUESDAY 10th FEBRUARY
IN FRONT OF THE OCCUPIED COMPUTING SCIENCE BUILDING, GLASGOW UNIVERSITY
We, Glasgow University students, have been occupying the Computing Science building since 2pm in a non-violent protest over the University’s links to Israeli companies complicit in the ongoing atrocities against the Palestinian people. Our aim is not to disrupt the running of the university but to highlight the connections between the University, Israeli companies and International arms companies such as BAE Systems.
We have submitted a list of demands to the University Principal who is yet to respond. The University has restricted our freedom of movement into and out of the occupied space. The freedom of the press has been restricted- no journalists have been allowed to meet with us. We call on all journalists to visit us here, at the occupied space, on the top floor of the Computing Science building.
A growing number of supporters showing solidarity with the occupation are gathering outside. They have also been denied access, and anyone leaving the building is not allowed to re-enter.
A demonstration has been called in support of the demands of the student occupation. It will assemble from 11am onwards tomorrow outside the Computing Science Department at Glasgow University.
The list of supporters of the occupation so far include:
Scottish Jews for a Just Peace; Alex Mosson - former Lord Provost of Glasgow; Michael Lavalette – Preston City Councillor; Aamer Anwar – Human Rights Lawyer; Lindsay German – National Convenor Stop the War Coalition UK; Iain Ferguson presidential candidate for UCU Scotland (personal capacity); Scottish Afghan Society; Glasgow Palestine Human Rights Campaign; Glasgow Campaign to Welcome Refugees; Glasgow Stop the War Coalition; GU Action Palestine;