At 6:40 today a proctor interrupted the discussion about our negotiations and informed the occupiers that unless a response was issued to the registrary by 7pm 'events would take their course', adding that the registrary 'had thought this was clear'. At 7:04, minutes after an email had been sent to inform the registrary that due to the technicalities of our decision-making process this would not be possible, the senior proctor entered and distributed the following notice:
To all person participating in the Cambridge Gaza Solidarity Occupation ("The Occupation") at the Faculty of Law, 10 West Rd, Cambridge, CB3 9BZ, ("The Premises")
The Chancellor, Master and Scholars of the University of Cambridge ("the University") are the freehold owners and are entitled to possession, of the Premises.
On behalf of the University, I hereby give you notice that you are required to leave the Premises by 7.30 this evening. Once you have left the Premises, you will not be permitted to re-enter them. Any person on the Premises after 7.30pm this evening for the purpose of participating in the Occupation will be committing a trespass and the University expressly reserves its entitlement to enforce its legal rights against such persons without further notice. Please note that security staff will be instructed from 9pm today to prevent persons from entering the Premises who do not have a lawful reason connected with the activities and business of the Faculty of Law for doing so and a valid University card.