Protesters willing to leave ‘if Chancellor listens’

Members of the Occupy Bournemouth group are divided over the conditions that need to be met before they would be willing to leave their current site at Bournemouth University, with some saying they just want to be heard.

Members of the Occupy Bournemouth group are divided over the conditions that need to be met before they would be willing to leave their current site at Bournemouth University, with some saying they just want to be heard.

The group, who have been entrenched at the pedestrian entrance off Boundary Lane since Friday, had originally demanded a meeting with current leader of the Supreme Court and Chancellor of the University, Lord Philips of Worth Matravers, but didn’t state that this could be a way to end the protest.

Some protestors have now expressed that they would be willing to leave the current camp, which was fenced off by University staff this morning, if their views are simply acknowledged by Lord Phillips.

One member of the group, who is a student at the Bournemouth University, and wished to remain anonymous, said: “If the Chancellor would listen to what we have to say, we would be willing to leave the University.”

Adi, a former demolition expert who has been involved with the Occupy movement since October, also said that he would be willing to leave the site if the group recieved acknowledgment from the Supreme Court President.

A more senior member of the group, who also wished to remain anonymous, said: “Meeting with Lord Phillips does not mean that we will move…we would have to decide as a group.”

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