Fossil Free QUB stage a sit in to raise the issue of Fossil Fuel divestment

This caught my eye last night, but over the past few weeks a group called Fossil Free QUB have staged a number of protests about the issue of the university divesting from Fossil Fuels.

However, last night the group have occupied the Administration Building on the campus and have vowed now to leave until the university acts on this issue.

Here is an update from day one;

Day 1 UpdateWe’re heading to bed now, but we wanted to give you a quick check-in and say thank you for all the support today, it’s been amazing!

Posted by Fossil Free QUB on Friday, December 11, 2015

The group have recieved support from the Green party both locally and in the rest of the UK with party leader, Natalie Bennett offering support for the sit in.

I’m not totally sold on the groups agenda, but interesting to see activism around bread and butter issues like this.

David McCann holds a PhD in North-South relations from University of Ulster. You can follow him on twitter @dmcbfs