Quelle: Universitätsarchiv Bielefeld, PL1/324
After several requests by Rektor Prof. Dr. Gerhard Sagerer to vacate the auditorium fell on deaf ears, the University management called the police on the morning of 13 November. By that time, however, the Audimax had already been abandoned. The occupiers had been warned by “lookouts” and had evacuated the Audimax before the police could intervene.
Photo: Miriam Scharlibbe
Source: Neue Westfälische
On 17 November, a demonstration took place with 1,000 participants at Rathausplatz, the town hall square in the centre of Bielefeld, as part of the nationwide education protests. Following the demonstration, about 300 students marched to the University and noisily interrupted the University’s 40th anniversary ceremony in the Audimax. The event was cancelled and the guests had to leave the Audimax under police protection. Rektor Sagerer approached the demonstrators in the Main University Hall and signalled his willingness to talk about the topics addressed. After a few rounds of talks, the heated situation in Bielefeld and throughout Germany calmed down.
Photo: Norma Langohr
Source: Universität Bielefeld