Matt Burgess writes for the University of Sheffield’s Forge Press on the university’s move to ban campus protests:
The University of Sheffield has banned all on campus protest action, unless it has given permission beforehand.
The move comes as part of an injunction to evict protesters who are occupying the Arts Tower basement.
Occupation of the building began on November 30 when 100 protesters entered the building after a nationwide day of public sector strikes…
The injuction is taken out against “persons (including students of the University of Sheffield) entering or remaining upon the campus and buildings of the University of Sheffield for the purpose of protest action (without the consent of the University of Sheffield.)”
This bans all forms of protest action on any part of University owned property unless the University has approved the protest action.
Occupiers have called the move an “attack on the right to protest.”
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