Why I Love Glasgow: Anti-Rape Protest at George Square

Sophie McNaughton | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Sophie McNaughton

I could probably list a hundred reasons why I love Glasgow, with everything from the culture, music, architecture, nightlife, and countless restaurants, to buskers and bagpipers on Buchanan Street, the Clyde, the Duke of Wellington with his ever-stylish traffic cone hat, and, of course, the people of Glasgow themselves.

Protesting Against 'Luxury' Periods

Natasha Barrett | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Natasha Barrett

The VAT on sanitary products that was maintained by popular government vote a few months back is an insult to over half of our population. However, it is even more of a problem for specific groups of people; those dependent on student loans, those with particularly low incomes or homeless people, for example.

We Will Demand Free Education That Is Accessible for All - Without Barriers or Borders!

Robiu Salisu | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Robiu Salisu

On November 4th, Swansea University Students Union will be travelling to London amongst several other students union across the country to voice our o...

In Pictures: Police Clear Final Umbrella Movement Occupy Outpost in Hong Kong

Tom Grundy | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK
Tom Grundy

Police dismantled the final umbrella movement protest encampment in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong on Tuesday morning. Traffic was restored around lunchtime as police made 20 arrests. After 79 days of protest, pro-democracy demonstrators were given 30 minutes to pack up and leave. Most left the area, but around 17 people remained at a sit-in awaiting arrest.

Violent Clashes in Mong Kok, Hong Kong During Pro-Democracy Protests

Tom Grundy | Posted 19.12.2014 | UK
Tom Grundy

There were violent clashes, scuffles and brawls in the Mong Kok district of Hong Kong last night as police deployed pepper spray and batons against pro-democracy protesters. Police say 9000 demonstrators were present and 26 people were arrested.

Hong Kong's Mong Kok 'Occupy' Camp Shrinks After Police Clearout

Tom Grundy | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK
Tom Grundy

Hundreds of police officers, many in riot gear, swooped into Hong Kong's Mong Kok Occupy encampment in the early hours of this morning. Police and street cleaners removed barricades and tents, leaving pro-democracy protesters restricted a smaller area of Nathan Rd in Kowloon, occupying the southbound side only.

How Hong Kong Protesters Put the 'Civil' into 'Civil Disobedience'

Tom Grundy | Posted 09.12.2014 | UK
Tom Grundy

In the run-up to Hong Kong's occupation protests, the initiators of the movement were called "radicals" and "extremists" and their actions dubbed "terrorism". Yet the young people peacefully demonstrating for universal suffrage across the city have won hearts and minds across the world in what amounts to a meticulous reading of peaceful dissent. By putting the "civil" in "civil disobedience", these young protesters have already won an important moral victory, no matter what happens next.

Protest as Student 'Chalker' Pleads Not Guilty

James Burley | Posted 05.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education
James Burley

A student supporting outsourced cleaners at the University of London yesterday pleaded not guilty to one count of criminal damage and two of assaulting a police officer, as protesters gathered outside the court to demonstrate.

Why I'm Supporting the Divided Families Campaign

Michael Allen | Posted 05.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Michael Allen

The law essentially means that working class Brits are banned from marrying (non-EU) foreigners. Yes, you read that correctly. Almost half of the UK population has been stripped of its right to family life.

Policing Students: Mistakes Get Made

Jane Fae | Posted 21.01.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Jane Fae

Look out London: the students are coming. Again. And if police and press reports of the last major student demonstration, back in 2010, are to be believed, a torrid time is on its way.

Why We're Calling for a Cut at This Saturday's Anti-cuts Demonstration

Dr Kate Hudson | Posted 17.12.2012 | UK Politics
Dr Kate Hudson

If the government says there is no money for health, for education, for jobs, that we must cut back spending and embrace austerity, then why is it wasting money on nuclear weapons?

Student Protest Passes Off Peacefully

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.01.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Thousands of students and activists marched through London on Wednesday in protest at rising tuition fees, with no repeat of the violence that marred ...

Student Protest Pictures: Striking Shots From Day Of Demonstration

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 09.01.2012 | UK

Thousands of students and activists have marched through central London have joined forces to protest against rising tuition fees. More than 4,000 ...

Scotland Yard Warns Young Activists To Stay Away From Demonstration

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.01.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Scotland Yard has sent letters to young activists to warn them off attending Wednesday's student demonstration in London, as reports suggested police ...

Sixteen Arrested At Southend Airport

PA | Posted 29.12.2011 | UK

Sixteen people have been arrested after a protest at an airport, police said. Activists went on to the runway at Southend Airport in Essex shortly ...

Huge Protest Outside Tory Party Conference

PA | Posted 02.12.2011 | UK Politics

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Around 35,000 demonstrators took to the streets of Manchester as the Conservative Party conference began in the city. The huge...

Teachers To Protest Over Pensions

PA | Posted 05.11.2011 | UK Universities & Education

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Thousands of teachers and lecturers are to hold a demonstration at Parliament next month in a fresh protest at the Government's c...

Sixteen Arrested As EDL Clash With Police

PA | Posted 03.11.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION - Sixteen people were arrested after far-right demonstrators clashed with police as they protested in east London. Scuffles broke...