The following is a statement release by the occupying students of UEA. I
understand that about 20 of them are occupying the Council House:
"We are occupying to support the cause of free education and in opposition
to all public sector cuts. This is a peaceful occupation and we do not
intend to damage the building or its contents. The occupation is in
solidarity with all facing increasing fees or cuts in their workplaces
and/or services. However we do not claim to represent anyone else. We also
apologise if we have interrupted or inconvenienced anyone by our actions.
The occupation is orchestrated to coincide with Aaron Porter's visit to
campus and we acknowledge his stance in favour of peaceful direct action."