Glasgow University protest continues with Senate building occupied following Free Hetherington eviction

A hundred students are currently occupying the senate rooms of Glasgow University in an ongoing protest against the cuts both at the university and nationally.

Earlier today the occupiers were, without warning, forcibly evicted from the Free Hetherington which had been held by students and staff since 1st February, making it the longest running anti cuts student occupation in the UK.   Approximately 80 police, canine units and a helicopter were involved in what has been described by witnesses as a heavy handed response to the occupation.  Several people were injured including a female student who was taken to hospital with concussion after a security guard allegedly twice knocked her head into a wall and against the floor.  Two other students suffered dislocated shoulders and many others have minor wounds.

Immediately following the eviction from the building several hundred then marched from the Hetherington to the main Glasgow University building and at 2:15pm entered the Senate building where they currently remain.

Liam, a first year Glasgow University student, says “I was dragged out of the Free Hetherington by three police officers.  It was completely disproportionate.  All we were doing was protesting against cuts at our university”

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11 Responses to Glasgow University protest continues with Senate building occupied following Free Hetherington eviction

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  2. jo shaw says:


  3. Enough's Enough says:

    The Senate is not listening to you…unless you can find a way to generate £20million…which I highly doubt with a No Cuts No Fees policy.
    Go and get your degree.

  4. M Cairns says:

    I have never written in, phoned, texted, tweeted or even sent a political facebook mesage in my puff.

    I think that our cause was, in principle, laudable but the way you have went by achieving it have stirred up illfeeling and resentment.

    The Aaron Porter incident was sheer stupidity on your part, it was an embarassement to your univeristy and more importantly to your fellow students.
    I would never treat someone like that and I’m offended that you claimed to have done in my interests. You did it because you wanted to do it and all the king’s men and the students in the hive couldn’t have persauded you not to.

    Unfortunately, I couldn’t attend this afternoon so I’m afraid I can’t comment on the police action but I hope everyone is okay.

    This was genuinely written due to sheer furstation on my part. You had a chance and you blew it. No one will take the students genuine concerns seriously because of the actions of a few who, as per their utter baw-ness, ruin it for the rest of us.

  5. m cairns says:

    Deleting comments, Surely not?

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