SJP in The Student newspaper
In the Tuesday 12th of October 2010 issue of The Student newspaper, an article titled Student protestors disrupt careers fair, by Harriet Kay and Katie Cunningham, the action of SJP students against the presence of BAE systems, a British defense company, was mentioned.
Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) were also blamed for disruption at the event.
The group entered Adam House and surrounded the BAE stall carrying Palestinian flags and banners proclaiming BAE – Blantant Absence of Ethics” and “BAE sells – Israel kills”.
When asked to leave by security the students held a ‘die-in’ in which they lay down immobile in front of the stall to represent the people killed by BAE’s weapons in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories.
In 2005 student-led protests prompted the University to end its investment in BAE, due to the company’s “dubious ethical record”.
In a response statement, a representative of the University press office told The Student: “The University attaches great importance to freedom of speech so long as points of view are put across in a safe and lawful way.”