Leeds Uni Gaza occupation

Rally in support of student occupation over Gaza at University of Leeds – photo Iain Dalton

Socialist Students members joined a rally marking just over a week since students occupied the Parkinson building at Leeds University, in protest at university policies in relation to the ongoing war on Gaza.

Socialist Party Yorkshire regional secretary Iain Dalton was involved in the hundreds-strong occupation at Leeds Uni in 2010. He spoke to point out some lessons of that struggle for today’s occupiers, pointing out that linking up with workers on campus and the wider trade union movement is key to ensure the struggle on this issue and others is taken up more widely.

Socialist Students member Anthony Bracuti brought solidarity. He pointed out that the university was following in the footsteps of Sunak and Starmer, and with the local elections coming up, the political apologists for the catastrophe in Gaza should face a challenge. Anthony and other Socialist Students members will be doing so by standing as part of the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition in the local elections on 2 May.

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