[Updated] Occupation of Hunter underway

[Update 12/7/2011 @ 1:32pm] The occupation continues! A Facebook message sent two hours ago invites everyone to join in the west building lobby. The Hunter Envoy has also been reporting on this and other student protest news.

Earlier today, Occupy Hunter announced an occupation of the West Lobby beginning at 3pm. The Occupy Hunter website recently published the following a statement:

Statement for Occupation – 12/06/11

Occupy Hunter will be occupying the lobby in the west building of Hunter College throughout the night and into tomorrow. The occupation started at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday afternoon and there is not yet a determined end time. This is an organic process and your participation, commitment and support is needed! Currently, there’s a group of Hunter students, adjuncts and community members in the west lobby. Occupy Hunter has a main table with food, literature and Occupy Hunter information, a library table with books from the library at Zuccoti park, a table committed to studying and writing papers, and a table to organize and propose ideas. We are here to nurture an active community at Hunter College by creating a space that addresses the pressing issues relevant to the Hunter community and CUNY as a whole. Occupy Hunter is occupying the west lobby to establish our presence, promote awareness, and create a culture of resistance. This is our school and our CUNY.

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For more updates, visit http://occupyhunter.com or follow @OccupyHunter on Twitter.