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OXFORD UNIVERSITY STUDENTS OCCUPY BUILDING IN SOLIDARITY WITH GAZA

In the first week of term, over 80 Oxford University students occupied the historic Bodleian building to demand that the university release a statement condemning the attack on Gaza and cancel the lecture series at Balliol College inaugurated by Shimon Peres.

Students organised the sit-in after attending an emergency meeting in Oxford organised to discuss the war on Gaza and the precarious ceasefire. Members of the University entered the Clarendon building and sat down at 1200, British time, on Thursday 22nd January. Their demands were presented to University officials, and by 7pm the same day they acheived victory, putting an end to the occupation after reaching a successful agreement with the university.

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3 Comments »

  1. MuslimMatters.org support your protest…

    http://muslimmatters.org/2009/01/22/oxford-students-join-in-gaza-solidarity-protests/

  2. John Anderson said

    What was the agreement with the university?

  3. Simon James said

    Oxford University documentary on Palestinian refugees in Bethlehem. Maybe of interest: http://www.forcedmigration.org/video/west-bank-stories

    Very best,
    Simon

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