Five students from the University of Manchester are going on hunger strike in solidarity with Palestinian political prisoners. The students, they will only “break their fast once the university complies with their demand”. This was their way of standing in solidarity with the Palestinians and to put pressure on Manchester University to divest from companies that support and aid the Israeli occupation.
Manchester University’s pro-Palestinian activists are currently in a row with the university’s management over its decision to discipline two students for their role in the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign during Israel Apartheid Week. Dozens of academics signed a petition calling on the university to withdraw the disciplinary charge against the students who carried a banner which read “Stop Arming Israel”.
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