Thursday, December 9, 2010
British Student Protest London December 9th 2010 - Video Reports
The resistance will continue in the new year. The National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts, as well as thousands of students across the country, will not give in until these cuts and fee increases are stopped.
Mounted police charging and ‘kettling’ of protesters are disgusting attacks on people’s right to protest and cannot be justified. The demonstration was militant but good natured as thousands assembled in Parliament square. The police adopted a hands-off approach until around 15.30h when ‘kettling’ began, followed by increasingly violent assaults on students.
The police attacked protesters, journalists and even a demonstrator in a wheel chair, dragging him across the ground. Many people were hospitalised and at the time of writing (23.30h) update :Alfie Meadows; a 20 year-old student was rushed to hospital for emergency brain surgery after internal bleeding caused by police truncheons.
Se also Five Questions and Answers on the Student Struggle in Britain :
China's Students December 9th 1935 and its importance for British Students on December 9th 2010
See my other article Monument or Movement on the Student Struggle here :
Posted by nickglais on 12/09/2010 12:57:00 PM