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Leeds Socialist Students

Following the vicious crackdown on student protests last week, students in Leeds held a protest outside Leeds University Union in solidarity with student protesters around the country and demanding the universities in Leeds don’t call police onto campus to deal with protesters here in similar fashion in the future.

Around 50-60 attended the protest, with some UCU and Unison activists attending in support. Iain Dalton, Yorkshire & Humber TUC Youth Forum convenor argued for the need for workers to support student activists, partiularly when the repression they have faced has been a result of supporting university staff taking strike action last Tuesday.

Other speakers outlined the details of the onerous bail conditions students have been given including not being able to gather as part of a group of 4 or more. Sanaz Raji from the Justice4Sanaz spoke about the crackdown international student including herself have faced, and the intimidation protests…

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