Evening all! We’ve now been in occupation for twelve exciting hours. We’re just settling down to watch something funny before we go to bed.
This evening Manar, a Palestinian from Coventry, spoke and led a discussion on the situation. In a fascinating and wide-ranging discussion we attempted to come to terms with the deeply human element of the conflict, and with our position to change the situation.
We have also been holding meetings about what to do over the next few days – tomorrow, whilst some will stay in the room during lectures (which we are not planning to disrupt), others will go around campus raising awareness. Tomorrow evening we will hold more talks and discussions.
Messages of solidarity have been very powerful, from other student groups, other occupations, old warwick students, trades unions and individuals. An hour ago union sabbatical officers came by with chocolate and water! We have also just learned that Warwick Pride, who are in the middle of their Awareness Week, have decided to suspend their week and join our protest – a wonderful tribute.