Here in the Cambridge Law Faculty we are into our fourteenth hour of occupation, but this is just the start. We have spoken to the University and are awaiting their response to our six demands. Waiting is not all that occupies us, however. Banner-making, music, yoga, open discussions, talks and many other actions and activities all create an atmosphere of solidarity and camaraderie in the Law Faculty.
This is an exciting action to be a part of, for those here are committed and engaged in open-minded debate and we feel that our protest over the events in Gaza will lead to an ongoing movement in Cambridge and nationwide. The notes of solidarity we have received from the other British universities who have undertaken similar actions have lent strength to our movement, which began last night after a film showing and discussion. Through phone calls, blogs, facebook groups and word of mouth we quickly grew to a gathering of over one hundred students. The democratic nature of decision making and the lack of hierarchy allows all to speak and be heard. We were all involved in the vote on whether to occupy the Law Faculty, and collectively formulated and ratified our six demands.
In many ways, this could rekindle coordinated mass student activism across the country. Join us!