The police evict the scholars who had occupied the deanship of Philology on the University of Seville | News from Andalusia | EUROtoday

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Tonight the Police have evicted the round 40 college students who, since this afternoon, had determined to occupy the dean's workplace of the Faculty of Philology of the University of Seville, on the headquarters of the Rectorate, within the Tobacco Factory. This resolution led the Rectorate to order the closure of entry to this constructing, within the coronary heart of the Andalusian capital, the place college college students have been tenting out for 4 weeks in protest of the Gaza warfare.

Shortly earlier than 11:45 p.m., a number of riot police managed to pressure their approach via the door of the dean's workplace, which the scholars had been attempting to shut with their our bodies and a bit of furnishings. Moments later, one of many cops hits along with his baton a number of the younger individuals who had been closest to the door to attempt to acquire entry, as may be seen within the photos broadcast by account X of the camped college students, on the time. by which the brokers enter the room. In one other publish, one of many college students is heard shouting that one in every of her classmates is injured with a minimize on his arm whereas she watches a riot police officer attempting to immobilize one other scholar. “This is how the police treat a non-violent student protest. Shame for the “security” forces and for the University of Seville,” the tweet mentioned.

“We are scared,” one of many college students who was a part of the occupation acknowledged to this newspaper via WhatsApp, once they had been nonetheless contained in the dean's workplace. This interlocutor defined that the injured comrade is eighteen years outdated and that the typical of those that are locked up is between that age and 23 years outdated. The police have proceeded to establish the younger individuals who on the time of publishing this data had been nonetheless contained in the dean's workplace. After midnight everybody was exterior the Rectorate, as confirmed by the college scholar, shocked by the expertise.

The college students introduced this Monday an indefinite confinement as a “new escalation of social pressure on the rector's team” that the campers contemplate has not been forceful sufficient in its resolution to chop ties with Israeli universities that haven’t condemned the Government's warfare of his nation towards the Palestinian individuals. For them, the choice adopted by the college on May 27 “is insufficient.” “Only relations with two Israeli universities were temporarily suspended until they committed to peace, a condition that lacks clear criteria and does not guarantee a lasting interruption of academic ties,” they indicated in a be aware despatched to the media. . The college students additionally query that the rector, Miguel Ángel Castro, “refuses to name the genocide against the Palestinian people as such and continues to talk about a conflict, as if it were a war between equals.” “No mention has been made of US relations with companies and financial entities that sponsor the genocide such as the Santander bank,” the scholars point out in an announcement launched by the organizers of the camp,” the textual content signifies.

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“What we want is for the rector to cut relations with any Israeli entity or that collaborates with the genocide. “We want the rector to speak with us directly,” the identical interlocutor advised this newspaper in the course of the afternoon. The college scholar defined that her classmates had been behaving peacefully, one thing that they’ve reiterated all through the day on their social networks: “The dean has come in to take her things, he has done it with complete peace of mind because we are not here to attack anyone.” “, explained the student who complained that in all that time no one with responsibility at the US had tried to contact them.

The rector reacted throughout the afternoon by sending a statement to the university professors: “With this message I wish to inform you that the Rectorate, this afternoon, has made the decision to close access to the Tobacco Factory building. Late this morning (Monday), the Faculty of Philology and the Faculty of Geography and History have been occupied by a group of protesters who have blocked the corridors with furniture taken from our classrooms; Subsequently, they have occupied the offices of the Dean of Philology and some areas of the upper floor, which has forced the evacuation of the building.

The students consider that with the escalation of the Israeli offensive in recent days, the measures adopted by the US are not enough. The rector, following the decisions of his colleagues from other Andalusian universities, in line with the conference of rectors (CRUE), agreed to temporarily suspend the academic, scientific and cultural exchange agreement with the Ben-Gurion University, the mobility activities with the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology and those corresponding to the three current research projects of European programs with Israeli universities included, until they show “a agency dedication to peace and compliance with worldwide humanitarian regulation.” He also announced an action plan to provide housing, food and insurance for Palestinian members of the university community; as well as support aid to Palestinian universities.

Faced with these measures, the camping students have already expressed their opposition to the measures adopted, considering them lukewarm. As the different rectors of the Andalusian universities announced the breaking of their ties with programs and other university centers in Israel, the camps in protest against Israel's war in Gaza began to rise, except for that of Seville, whose protagonists demand firmer decisions. from their rector and hold a meeting with him to address their demands.

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