When The Argus went to press last night, close to 100 activists remained on the top floor of the conference centre. They are refusing to come down until university bosses agree to end the privatisation of catering and facility management jobs on campus.
The afternoon began with a mass rally attended by some 400 to 500 students, lecturers and staff members.
Addressing the crowd, the university’s Student Union president, Kelly McBride, said: “Absolutely every other available option has been explored.
“We’ve been in conversation with management for months and months and it’s got us absolutely nowhere.
“This kind of action has finally done what months and months of conversation has failed to do.”
The protesters have received hundreds of messages of support from around the world in the last week.
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