Manchester students tear down fences erected around campusphoto : Joel Goodman/LNP

In these weird Covid times where the tension grows and dystopia becomes an everyday, protesting students at Manchester University pulled down fences that were built around their halls of residence.

The fences were erected by authorities without warning left only one security guarded exit guarded by security. As well as fencing off most entrance points, the university disabled swipe cards that grant entry to buildings other than their accommodation.

Manchester University has been in the spotlight in recent weeks with some halls of residence seeing students locked in instead of locked down. Most are people were questioning the return of thousands of students to British cities but education is big business in these times and the students have been caught in a cross fire of disease and greed that saw infection rates go through the roof in student cities.

The university said the fences were erected to prevent access by non-residents, and students could continue to access and leave their own accommodation subject to ID checks. However, on Thursday night the university apologised for the fences and announced they would be removed on Friday morning.

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