At 4 pm on 24 November activists entered and occupied the Roscoe Building of Manchester University in opposition to proposed education cuts and fee rises.
After discussion the group decided that the occupation would be used as a base for planning and organisation for the Manchester anti-cuts movement.
This initial group of occupiers was denied food, heating, and, unlike every other university occupation in the country, free access to the building.
The group after talks released this set of demands:
• The University to pledge not to increase fees and not to implement cuts
• To issue a