UvA staff members adressing students on Saturday with police presence in the background (Picture: Twitter/@rethinkUvA) - Credit: UvA staff members adressing students on Saturday with police presence in the background (Picture: Twitter/@rethinkUvA)
Monday, 13 April 2015 - 09:48
Another Univ. Amsterdam protest planned for Monday
Another protest has been planned at the University of Amsterdam on Monday afternoon, the group of lecturers involved in the protest actions of the past two months under the name Rethink UvA announced on their website. The "Academic March" has been organized by De Nieuwe Universiteit, Rethink UvA, Humanities Rally and University of Color, and follows the eviction of the Maagdenhuis on Saturday. The march will start at 15:00 on Monday afternoon in front of CREA in the university's REC complex on Roeterseiland. Participants have been asked to dress in a manner that expresses the traditions of the university, some professors will be appearing in their traditional ceremonial robes. Rethink UvA calls Saturday's eviction a "disgraceful act from a seemingly divided and inconsistent CvB (UvA Executive Board, ed)" and states that it "crushed the trust that had painstakingly been rebuilt". De Nieuwe Universiteit, the group of students involved in the protest actions, also announced this new protest action. According to them, the protest is "to show that our goals are bigger than the Maagdenhuis, to show that we will not be scared off by the use of police violence, to show the CvB that the movement is growing ever larger and that they need to answer for their crimes against education." Rethink UvA has called on all participants in the protest to "behave with the calm and dignity befitting this occasion, and our academic community."