We would like to thank the thousand peaceful protesters who joined us on the streets of Newcastle today in a demonstration against the proposed cuts to higher education. It was positive to see so many young people coming out to campaign for a better future. It has been our aim since we occupied the Fine Art building at Newcastle University that we are friendly, proactive and peaceful. We have a set of ground rules, which everyone is expected to follow, setting out how we conduct ourselves to each other and the space which we inhabit.
Free education for all. Education for educations sake.