Sunday, 1 February 2009


1. 3 gentlemen including Steven Dudderidge entered the room and read out basically the same statement with regard to our place. he then gave us two minutes or "our guards will remove you".
2. We decided since none of our demands had even been considered to sit at the back of the lecture hall and non-violently resist.
3. 9 or so uniformed security guards entered the room and proceeded to remove the protesters from the floor with force and then throw them out the building into the cold. I do not think it unreasonable to say that this is likely illegal considering these are not police officers but simply security guards. Several screamed out in pain, belts were ripped etc.
4. Once all the protester had been ejected from the room the University guards etc proceeded to begin to look through the objects that remained in the room. This I believe is also a potential legal issue.

This is the same university that fucked up Hicham Yezza, don't forget.

I've written disparagingly before about the abysmal architectural nonsense being thrown up there, and I really don't think that it's outlandish to suggest that at management level, there's an ideological connection between the commissioning of vacuous sub-blairite cackitecture and their preferred response to a bit of politics emerging in front of them.

UPDATE- There's a seminar on the 'ASPIRE' sculpture tomorrow (3rd Feb). Maybe somebody could go along and tell them what they think?

1 comment:

steve said...

IS this Nottingham Uni? I did my MA there - christ what a depressing place it was.