Roughly half an hour ago, Steven Dudderidge, director of student operations and support, and Professor David Riley, pro-Vice Chancellor in charge of student experience, entered B62 and re-iterated their early statement, adding that if we did not leave with two minutes then security would enter and remove us. No prior warning was given that this ejection would occur.
After this time had elapsed, since the University had decided not to even enter into negotiations with our occupation, the occupiers decided to sit down along the back of the lecture hall between the seats. Nine or so security guards entered the room and proceeded to remove the protesters forcefully from the floor and out of the building, grabbing protesters and manhandling them. Photographic equipment and recording devices were confiscated. Protesters believe that a number of injuries may have occurred during this process.
No one is now permitted to regain access to the building. In addition, the University authorities are currently refusing to return any items that remain in the room.