4. AFTER THE OCCUPATION
Disciplinary actions and intimidation.
• Divest Mcgill did not suffer any retaliation from the administration. This wasn’t the case for the 6Party occupants; actions were taken by the administration against some members, dismissing a floor fellow partly for his participation in the occupation, and the member interviewed alleged that she and other members were followed by Mcgill security agents after the occupation, and that she was intimidated by the head of security who approached her to say that he had her name and picture on file.
Think about after care.
• Both the 6Party and Divest Mcgill people interviewed said that the time after the occupation was also difficult: people fell sick and felt physically and emotionally exhausted. One interviewee suggested that others provide the occupants with emotional and physical support for a few days or weeks after the occupation.