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Occupy Coleraine student protesters say fight is not over

By Rebecca Black

Students who occupied the senior common room at the University of Ulster in Coleraine for several weeks before Christmas have vowed that their campaign is not over.

The Occupy Coleraine movement staged a sit-in for three weeks last year before leaving the premises on December 19.

Water, electricity and toilet facilities had been cut off to the senior common room in the final days of the sit-in.

The University of Ulster closed the senior common room, the last one left in Northern Ireland, to make way for newly refurbished facilities.

Last week, the University Visitor – an official mediator – held talks between the university and those supporting the cause.

However, members of Occupy Coleraine said yesterday: "The members of Occupy Coleraine wish to strenuously deny any claims made by university senior management that a resolution has been reached."

A University of Ulster spokesperson said they are continuing to engage with the Senior Common Room committee.

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