Students occupy Auckland University Clocktower

Press Release – We are the University

Hundreds of students marched on the University Council of Auckland University this afternoon. Currently a hundred students and some faculty members are occupying the Council chambers in the Clocktower building. The occupation occurred as students …We are the University
4pm – 17 October 2011

Students occupy Auckland University Clocktower

Hundreds of students marched on the University Council of Auckland University this afternoon. Currently a hundred students and some faculty members are occupying the Council chambers in the Clocktower building.

The occupation occurred as students attempted, and were blocked from, attending a public meeting to raise students fees. The occupation is currently in discussion with the University council with the aim of continuing the meeting with student and lecturer representation.

Police have surrounded the Clocktower and have brought dog handler units.

The occupation is currently in discussion with the University.

ENDS

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