Despite the security staff's aggression occupiers were able to resist attempts to remove them through mass, passive resistance. When their attempt at eviction had clearly failed security staff decided to deliberately set off the fire alarms in the building, disrupting many students in the middle of lectures and seminars and forcing a legal eviction on the grounds of "health and safety". In response the occupiers have moved to Firth Court and have taken the space outside of the Vice Chancellors office inside of this building.
Support is desperately needed for the students ongoing actions. Publicise the occupation and the actions of the security staff and please come to Firth Court and show your support for the occupiers.
Richard Yates, Sheffield University Security Services Manager, will also undoubtedly be happy to hear your opinion of what his security team have been doing -
Telephone: (0114) 2229232
Check back at - http://sheffieldoccupation.tumblr.com/ - for regular updates.
Please continue to contact Richard Yates and let him know what you think of the actions of his security staff and send messages of solidarity to the occupation email address. We need your ongoing support.
The Fargate Speaker