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In Pictures: The Student Occupation of LSE

Students at the London School of Economics have joined the domino effect of student protests around the country and in Europe. Following the example of Amsterdam, Sheffield, Warwick, Birmingham and Oxford, Occupy LSE took over the Vera Anstey Room last Tuesday night.

The student led movement is asking for a free and fairer education system. In their manifesto, Occupy LSE denounced that the university is run following a business model, converting students into consumers of education.

The representatives of the Occupy movement have organised a march for free education and workers’ rights, workshops, talks, and gathering events calling for both academics and students to begin a conversation to change the current situation.

Occupy LSE

Occupy LSE

These is what LSE looked like last week.

Mercedes Domenech for The Daily Touch

Mercedes Domenech for The Daily Touch

Mercedes Domenech for The Daily Touch

Mercedes Domenech for The Daily Touch

Workshops were held inside the occupied room.

Mercedes Domenech for The Daily Touch

Mercedes Domenech for The Daily Touch

Mercedes Domenech for The Daily Touch

Mercedes Domenech for The Daily Touch

Students marched around campus and Kingsway demanding a better system.

Mercedes Domenech for The Daily Touch

Mercedes Domenech for The Daily Touch

Mercedes Domenech for The Daily Touch

Mercedes Domenech for The Daily Touch

Mercedes Domenech for The Daily Touch

Mercedes Domenech for The Daily Touch

Mercedes Domenech for The Daily Touch

Mercedes Domenech for The Daily Touch

Mercedes Domenech for The Daily Touch

Mercedes Domenech for The Daily Touch

Mercedes Domenech for The Daily Touch

Mercedes Domenech for The Daily Touch

The university was covered with posters of the movement.

Mercedes Domenech for The Daily Touch

Mercedes Domenech for The Daily Touch

The occupation goes on, with messages of solidarity being sent from around the world via the movement’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

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