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Rock Against racism held a special bonfire night event at The Squat as part of Manchester students week of action against racially discriminating tuition fees. The event featured a screening of the then banned documentary Blacks Brittanica, a US film based on Britain's colonial heritage from a Black British perspective.

More about the week of action can be found on a blog by Sarah Webster: 150 international students staged a fee strike (refused to pay their tuition fees), risking their education to protest increase fees. UoM students saw limits on international student numbers via higher fees and quotas as a manipulation of immigration statistics designed to pander anti-immigration sentiments. For them, the policies were essentially racist as they excluded BME international students from British higher education for being international students.

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Image taken from the Mancunion newspaper, written and edited by University of Manchester students. With thanks to James Peters at the University of Manchester Archives and Ben Ward at University of Manchester Students' Union.
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