Protest groups claim Facebook has taken down dozens of pages over the weekend in a purge of activists' accounts.

This article titled “Facebook accused of removing activists’ pages” was written by Shiv Malik, for The Guardian on Friday 29th April 2011 22.27 UTC

Facebook has removed dozens of profiles from its site, causing an outcry from campaigners trying to organise anti-austerity protests this weekend.

The deactivated pages include UK Uncut, and pages created by students during last December’s university occupations.

A list posted on the Stop Facebook Purge group says Chesterfield Stop the Cuts, Tower Hamlet Greens, London Student Assembly, Southwark SoS and Bristol Uncut sites are no longer functioning.

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