Sunday, February 15, 2009

Edinburgh University Under Occupation for Gaza

Edinburgh Occupation, Friday February 13, 2009- It’s been a fantastic 4th day here inside and outside George Square Lecture Theatre. After a slow morning we set up for our first teach-in. Tony Gorman of the Middle East department came to talk to the occupying students and passers-by about the history of Gaza preceding the recent conflict. At the same time we had a visit from Kathy Jenkins, another university lecturer, who participated in the UC Berkeley anti-Vietnam protests of the 1960s.

At the same time, non-university supporters of the sit-in gathered outside GST and began singing solidarity songs for Gaza. We then had various speakers, including a Palestinian recently arrived from Gaza and several occupation participants, who communicated the university’s latest statement to the crowd.

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