Petition Opposing the Criminalisation of Peaceful Protest on Campus by Lancaster University sign now

Petition Opposing the Criminalisation of Peaceful Protest on Campus by Lancaster University

We the undersigned are concerned that Lancaster University has brought criminal charges against six students and members of the local community for taking part in a peaceful protest against arms dealers, genetic modification and oil corporations on campus in September 2004.

We understand that Lancaster University has taken the view that the protesters were trespassers on campus in order that they may be prosecuted for the criminal offence of Aggravated Trespass. We strongly urge Lancaster University to stop treating the protest as an act of trespass and so to end the prosecution of its own students for peacefully protesting.

We furthermore request Lancaster Univerity to implement a proper and fair Freedom of Speech policy that does not allow prosecution of peaceful protesters.

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Latest Signatures

  • 28 February 2016999. Koos C
    Keep up the Struggle for our rights!! In solidarity! University/College University of Sussex Are / were you considering studying at Lancaster University? No
  • 10 February 2016998. Tim S
    I support this petition
  • 07 February 2016997. Simon H
    I support this petition
  • 05 February 2016996. Laura M
    I support this petition
  • 21 January 2016995. Stuart P
    I support this petition
  • 21 January 2016994. Angela S
    I support this petition
  • 20 January 2016993. Professor Julianp
    How sad to see an academic institution exploiting a highly dubious law in this fashion. University/College Brunel University Are / were you considering studying at Lancaster University? No
  • 19 January 2016992. Michael M
    I support this petition
  • 11 January 2016991. Piya C
    Outrageous and another blow to British "liberal" ism. Or shall one say, yet another unmasking of it. University/College University of California at Riverside, USA Are / were you considering studying at Lancaster University? No
  • 10 January 2016990. Judith S
    Whatever happened to freedom of speech?! These students have not commited a crime and should not be bullied into silence!! University/College County College Address 9 Denis Street, Lancaster, Lancashire LA1 1QX Are / were you considering studying at Lanca
  • 05 January 2016989. Alex H
    I support this petition
  • 03 January 2016988. Mark O
    I support this petition
  • 02 January 2016987. Dr Jessec
    Can't the University take a little public criticism? University/College Purdue University North Central Address Valparaiso, Indiana
  • 01 January 2016986. Jahngaz Gallagher
    I support this petition
  • 28 December 2015985. Reg J
    I support this petition
  • 26 December 2015984. Jenna S
    I support this petition
  • 18 December 2015983. Kirsty W
    Education is the search for truth. Denying these students and citizens the right to a peaceful protest is an attack on both eduction and the democratic process. Are / were you considering studying at Lancaster University? No
  • 16 December 2015982. Jack Cohenjoppacoeditorthenuclearresistern
    I attended Lancaster University (County College) in 1976-1977, so I feel a particular affinity to this group of students. Free speech on campus is the foundation of honest intellectual debate. Are / were you considering studying at Lancaster University?
  • 12 December 2015981. Dr Brianm
    Higher education is being corrupted by corporate greed University/College University of Leeds Are / were you considering studying at Lancaster University? No
  • 11 December 2015980. Kathryn B
    I support this petition
  • 04 December 2015979. Val S
    I support this petition
  • 04 December 2015978. Anthony I
    В University/College Queen Mary, University of London Address В Are / were you considering studying at Lancaster University? No
  • 24 November 2015977. Desiree M
    В University/College В Address В Are / were you considering studying at Lancaster University? No
  • 22 November 2015976. Will W
    This is a discrace to the University, of which I am a former student. Universities should be sanctuaries of free speech. University/College Chester Are / were you considering studying at Lancaster University? No
  • 11 November 2015975. Madeleine P
    В University/College В Address В Are / were you considering studying at Lancaster University? No
  • 07 November 2015974. Jon B
    В University/College Roskilde University, Denmark Address В Are / were you considering studying at Lancaster University? No
  • 04 November 2015973. James Watts
    Did you get a brain transplant? The right to express/demonstrate is crucial to democracy or even a system that has democratic pretenses. University/College Roehampton Are / were you considering studying at Lancaster University? No

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Professor Wellings, VC Lancaster University

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