It’s now Day 5 and the Fossil Free QUB activists are still camped out in the Finance Office of the university Administration Building. Media attention has only intensified since the weekend and the solidarity demonstration on Monday 14th proved popular among students and members of the wider community alike.

Here’s a quick round up of the action from the last few days.

Day 4:

Monday’s solidarity demonstration on the quad was met with plenty of support.

Regional media outlets such including BBCNI, UTV and the Irish News have widely publicised the protest through television, radio and print. Sean Fearon was interviewed on the notorious Stephen Nolan Show on BBC Radio Ulster and appeared on UTV Live with Paul Clarke.

Day 5:

Pressure on QUB grows as the Irish News featured cartoon illustrates the occupation.

This morning also saw a protest outside an Investment Committee meeting in the Senate room of the Lanyon building. Once again this was well attended by many students bearing posters and banners alike as a last ditch attempt to convince the university to freeze new investments in fossil fuel companies.

The University has not released any further statements in response to the protest. As pressure mounts on QUB and media coverage garners more and more attention on the issue, we can only wait and see how long University Management will allow this to continue.

 

Sarah Teggart

Sarah Teggart

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