After two weeks of occupying their children’s schools, in protest at city council plans to close them and 23 others, the parents of St Gregory’s and Wyndford primaries ended the occupation to a heroes welcome from the children and the community.
The occupation ended after the city council threatened to refuse to allow the children access to the school once the Easter break had finished. These bullying tactics, which the council hoped to use to stifle the campaign, has only served to make the campaign adapt its tactics.
Yesterday, 21 April, the parents of Victoria primary in Govanhill occupied their children’s school, some of them chaining themselves to the railings outside the school. They ended their protest at 08:00 last night as the council was again threatening the children with being snatched away to another school.
Parents at threatened Our Lady of Assumption in Ruchill then took to the roof of their school and have vowed to remain there until Thursday when the council will announce the cuts officially.
The councils threats to snatch children away to unfamiliar schools is a despicable ploy to attempt to drive yet another wedge through the heart of our community. By attempting to turn parents not involved directly with the protests against the those that are they seek to cease support to the campaign. What do they think we are? Stupid or something? Glaswegians are a savvy breed and know when someone is attempting to shaft them.
These are our communities, our schools and our kids that are under attack and we will fight for them!
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