Security tries to stop UTS anti-war protest

October 7, 2006

On October 4, student anti-war campaigners were threatened by security guards with being kicked off the University of Technology Sydney campus.

The students had gathered for a speak-out at lunchtime to promote anti-war campaigns on campus, as well as their ticket in the UTS Student Representatives Council elections. They were told by a security guard that the space was booked and they had no right to be there.

A Palestinian activist from another university was threatened with arrest and a lifetime ban from entering the UTS if she did not leave immediately. She was selling tickets for a fundraiser to be held at another university for a Palestinian relief fund.

The anti-war students refused to leave and went ahead with the speak-out an hour later.

For more information on anti-war campaigns at UTS phone Jodie on 043 705 6290 or Amber on 043 942 7604.

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