Motion re. Willetts protest at SOAS

  • Goldsmiths UCU condemns the actions of police and of some security guards, in attempting to suppress the legitimate expression of opposition to the policies of David Willetts on the SOAS, University of London on Monday 13 June.
  • The behaviour of security guards and police was provocative and intimidatory and turned a good-natured demonstration into a scene of disorder.
  • Disproportionate force was used against the protest and four individuals were arrested.
  • The union branches assert their support to those who were improperly detained and reassert their determination to uphold the right to peaceful protest on university campuses.

Motion passed 22 June 2011

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