Another brilliant day for Newcastle Occupation. Issues with security are now stable and we have a log book for non-Newcastle students so that they are able to attend events that we are hosting, as long as they don't stay the night.
Northumbria Uni has been contacted to try and drum up some support from staff, the SU and students.
We also had a number of banner drops all around the city, which saw banners at Ricky Road Halls, Northumbria bridge and the Millenium Bridge. Click through for some awesome pics.
Then we facilitated a meeting between local schools, sixth forms and colleges so that we could all plan the Second Day of Action on Tuesday, another peaceful day of protest in Newcastle!
We have also published an email from Newcastle SU President voicing support for the occupation.
During the day we have been speaking to Patrick Kingsley from the Guardian about a telephone interview tomorrow. We are also in the process of arranging some chats over Skype with David Wearing. Manchester Uni and UCL have both given us challenges including making the largest human pyramid and a dance-off.
Mr Scruff will be playing at Digital in Newcastle tomorrow night, so in the spirit of solidarity we have invited him to come over to the Fine Arts building as a Pre Party with plenty of tea and biscuits!!
We finished the night with a small general meeting followed by a workshop on direct action.
Right off to build that human pyramid.