Leeds student sit-in to end after talks with bosses

A fortnight-long student sit-in at the University of Leeds is to end after fees protestors agreed to end their occupation following talks with University bosses.

More than 100 students will end their recent takeover of the Michael Sadler building on Saturday.

They will march out of the building and head straight to the city centre for a rally being put on by trades council offshoot Leeds Against the Cuts.

Georgia Emblen, one of the sit-in students, said: "I am glad that we have come to an agreement with the University and we can end the occupation on good terms.

"We have managed to achieve one of our demands, and we have also managed to set up the Leeds Education Assembly to help further our anti-cuts campaigning."

Hundreds of Leeds students travelled to London early on Thursday for the march on parliament.

The occupiers had spent the previous day making banners and placards in preparation for the London journey.

The group took over the building – one of the University's main lecture theatres – following a day of action on Wednesday, November 24, when 3,000 Leeds students held a series of walkouts, protests and marches.

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