Some of the messages of solidarity from trade unionists, staff, students and alumni
"I am very glad to hear that University of Leeds Students are taking action to End the siege of Gaza. Free, Free Palestine!"
I’m writing to express my solidarity to you all and convey my respect for your courage to stand and be counted.
Please keep up the great work and keep strong, we are all behind you 100 percent. With you in spirit.
Viva Viva Palestina! "
"Your initiative is important. It demonstrates student concern and the feelings felt by many that the slaughter of Palestinians in Gaza by the IDF will not go unchallenged. It also indicates that the 'international community' means more than only formal positions of states and their leaders but the feelings of citizens that do not accept the routine abuse of human rights and the refusal of Israel to abide by international law."
"I am wholly in support of this action and would like to help if I can. I am a Leeds Uni student. Please let me know if there is anything I can do. Good on you guys!! It's great what you are doing!"
Well done and good luck with your occupation (with all your occupations!) in protest at the appalling slaughter in Gaza. In the face of the continuing brutality of imperialism and war, acts of protest like these are vital to uphold simple human solidarity. Good for you and keep it up 'til you win!
"Keep up the good work, comrades. I'm a former Leeds student, and would've been proud to be standing besides you were I not in London.
Bear in mind you are at the forefront of a movement that will rewrite history. Shame, shame on the Zionist collaborators.