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Leeds Socialist Students

Protesters against student loan privatisation on Parkinson Steps, Leeds Uni Protesters against student loan privatisation on Parkinson Steps, Leeds Uni

Around 25 students protested against the privatisation of the Student Loan Company on budget day at Leeds University. The protest, which started outside the student union, turned into an impromptu march around campus, with Leeds Metropolitan and Leeds University Socialist Student members and student activists leafleting and speaking to students and staff, attracting interest and solidarity from both. The chief executive of Leeds University Union even approached the protest to express his support for the action!

Mary Finch, Leeds Uni Socialist Students

The main speaker on the protest Iain Dalton (Yorkshire Socialist Students Organiser) raised the need to fight the sell-off alongside the rest of the vicious cuts happening on campus, such as those being made to Leeds University’s School of Healthcare. There was a good response when Socialist Students members argued for a wider perspective on the sell-off, linking…

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