Police were entering the main senate building in Glasgow University as the Morning Star went to press this evening in a mob-handed attempt to evict multiple campus occupations.
Students had been giving constables the runaround since this morning when the order was given to turf them out of the "Free Hetherington" anti-cuts occupation, which has been running for seven weeks.
University authorities have become increasingly frustrated with the campaign to save a research centre on campus from being sold off and initally ordered security personnel to evict the student occupiers.
However following resistance police were called in to carry out the eviction.
After being dragged out of the building using what witnesses called "heavy-handed tactics," occupiers rallied and marched into the senate building later in the day, taking over fourth-floor offices.
Eyewitnesses told the Morning Star that up to 100 police were present with dogs as the evictions took place - and hundreds of student protesters stood outside in solidarity with the occupiers.
Unconfirmed reports suggested four had been arrested, with two injured and one person suffering a concussion.
One of the last occupiers to be evicted, who did not want to be named, said that the action had "proven collective orgainsation can resist cuts. We have done it for six to seven weeks and it was activist-based."
Although initially called as an anti-cuts protest, the long-running occupation has also begun work to support for UCU lecturers going on strike across Britain.