GDC statement on arrests of student at Strathclyde University protests
The Glasgow Defence Campaign condemns the police aggression and arrests of two people at a demonstration at Strathclyde University on Thursday 2 June. Students held a mass march around the campus in opposition to the scrapping of geography, sociology and community education courses. This is part of £12 million worth of cuts at the university, involving 100 job losses and other departments threatened. Students demanded that education should not be based on ‘income generating potential’ and business-led research. The entire campus was on lock-down as the authorities feared a potential occupation of one of the buildings. Glasgow writer James Kelman addressed the crowd and urged them to oppose all cuts
See the rest of the statement and a video of the arrests on the GDC blog here.
The campaign is calling for mass protests outside Glasgow District Court on Monday 6 June to condemn the ongoing arrests of anti-cuts activists. A Fight Racism! Fight Imperialism! supporter will be up on trial some time after 10am. We urge everyone concerned with defending ourselves from police attacks to come along and show their solidarity.
ALL OUT FOR GLASGOW DISTRICT COURT! END THE ARRESTS!
Monday 6 June, from 10am
21 St. Andrews Street, off Saltmarket