The National Union of Students in Morocco (NUSM) filled three days with various activities as part of the WE ARE STUDENTS NOT CUSTOMERS – Global Week of Action.
On November 19th thousands of people marched on the UK parliament in the biggest student action in four years demanding an end to tuition fees, student debt and government cuts to education funding. The National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts (NCAFC) confirmed that the rally was also linked to the WE ARE STUDENTS NOT CUSTOMERS – Global Week of Action.
Around 1,000 people rallied in Yangon, the biggest city of Myanmar, on November 17th. Main focus of the protest was a recently passed education law. For the past few months students and teachers have been protesting for a guarantee of student and teacher unions independent of state influence as well as for more academic freedom. Also the increasing commercialization of education is a significant focal point of the protests.
Many of the inspiring signs carried during the demo indiate that this was also part of the WE ARE STUDENTS NOT CUSTOMERS – Global Week of Action.