Similar scenes at the LSE last week. A Motion to stage an occupationand teach-in in the main lecture theatre was passed despite our best efforts. However we did manage to get an amendment that meant the occupation would not cause any disruption to school events. In fact the tech-in went quite well and there was no damage. Fortunately Tony Giddens, our anti-war director, didn't mind that the teach-in was taking place, so long as no disruption was caused. I still feel that these issues have no place in a student union agenda.
The original motion (ie: not the one tabled for the EGM) actually called for Union support for an occupation and Union "direct action" - this was ruled out of order and ultra vires by the powers that be. The proposers then agreed to change the substantive motion before the EGM.