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6 Nov 2020

Manchester university forced to apologise and remove campus fences after student protests

Home Affairs Correspondent

Manchester University has apologised and promised an inquiry after protesting students pulled down security fences that had been put up round halls of residence as the lockdown began.

The university said the fences were to help avoid the “mixing of households”. But students say that their anxiety levels are bad enough as a result of the pandemic, without being caged in as well.