|#FreeEducation blockade at University of Bath|
|David Cameron at |
University of Bath
Meanwhile, at Bath Spa, a similar-sized group was able to blockade the main driveway. Despite support from other outraged students, an aggressive van driver attempted to drive into the blockade after around 20 minutes, breaking up the blockade. Demonstrators then began a static demonstration on the campus.
Immediately prior to the demonstration, students from both universities issued the following statement:
“Education is a right, not a privilege. It is a public good that benefits society. Education pays for itself. We also can tax the big businesses that benefit from education, reduce military expenditure and/or clamp down on tax avoidance. The disruption we're causing is a small price to pay in comparison to the destruction of the education system. If we don't do something about it now then privatisation of education is only going to continue. We want universities and politicians to start taking this issue seriously.”
|#FreeEducation blockade at |
Bath Spa University
Bath Students Against Fees and Cuts are organising a #FreeEducation march on Saturday 6th December at 12:30pm, outside Bath Abbey, and invite all individuals and groups that support their cause to attend.