UK Protest

A Cycling Revolution

Rae Mullins | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rae Mullins

My journey into this flourishing two-wheeled world was certainly eye opening. There is a whole cycling scene that I simply had no idea existed. Lets kick off with 'Critical Mass'. Who knew that on the last Friday of every month hundreds of cyclists meet under Waterloo bridge for a "self-organized, non-commercial, celebration, spontaneous gathering

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

Tom Grundy | Posted 15.12.2014 | 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.

Pregnant Woman Sticks It To Anti-Abortion Protesters

Becky Hopper | Posted 08.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Becky Hopper

A video has been posted online of a heavily pregnant woman absolutely sticking it to anti-abortion protesters. She deserves a massive thank you and a high five from women everywhere! What a hero!

Protest Turns Ugly: Warwick Students Tear-Gassed and Threatened With Tasers

Natasha Clark | Posted 05.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Natasha Clark

Students have been arrested, sprayed with tear gas and threatened with tasers at the University of Warwick, after a peaceful education protest turned violent on Wednesday.

Young Greens Are Leading the Way in a New Wave of Student Politics

Georgia Elander | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Georgia Elander

Today, thousands of students will be marching in London to demand an end to tuition fees, student debt, and cuts to education services in England. It's fitting that the Young Greens are co-organisers of the demonstration and will have a huge presence at it: as the fastest-growing youth party in the country, we're clearly doing something right when it comes to youth politics.

Brand Joins 'Revolution' Protest As Thousands In Masks Clash With Police

PA | Posted 07.11.2014 | UK

Thousands of anti-capitalist activists took to the streets of central London on Bonfire night to protest against "political oppression", with ten peop...

Protesters March for Independent Kashmir

Morgan Meaker | Posted 28.10.2014 | UK
Morgan Meaker

Many protesters were also angry about the role played by the UN in Kashmir. The United Nation's Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) has been observing the ceasefire agreement between India and Pakistan since 1949...

Occupy Parliament Square: Messy, Brilliant and In Need of Mummy

James Moran | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK Politics
James Moran

Standing in the middle of Parliament Square, I watch the October twilight turn the breath of the Superintendent and the Baroness into steam. In the middle of hundreds of protestors with placards like "People, not banks!", the Green member of the House of Lords Jenny Jones is receiving a Pinteresque line of questioning...

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.

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.

What the Human Zoo Tells Us About Online Engagement

Kajal Odedra | Posted 30.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Kajal Odedra

The web and sites like Change.org means that people can speak out and have more impact than ever before - proving wrong the assumption that the public don't care about politics. They care about the issues that matter to them and when institutions like the Barbican are challenged - we should celebrate that disruptive behaviour, whether you agree with Sara's campaign or not.

22 Incredible Pictures Of The Morning After Hong Kong's Umbrella Revolution

Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK

Pro-Democracy protests in Hong Kong have continued into Monday morning with thousands of sleeping protesters still occupying the streets. While im...

Will the Missouri Riots Make a Difference?

Miriam Brown | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Miriam Brown

For too long, African Americans, Black and Asian Britons have felt targeted... In the USA, great steps towards racial equality have been made over the decades. In spite of this, time and time again we hear of fatal shootings between the white and the black populations... How many deaths will it take for something to be done? For things to change?

Louise Ridley

Meet The Man Who Is STILL Keeping An Assange Vigil Outside The Embassy

HuffingtonPost.com | Louise Ridley | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK

Jim Curran is one of around 150 supporters of Julian Assange who have kept a vigil outside the Ecuadorian embassy in London for two years, while Assan...

Business Interests Are More Valuable to Bahrain's Western Allies Than Democracy and Human Rights

Nabeel Rajab | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Politics
Nabeel Rajab

The reality Bahrain's situation has not improved. Like most countries which saw uprising and revolution in 2011, it has only worsened. I am happy to say that the United States, one of Bahrain's closest allies and whose Fifth Fleet is station in my country, is keenly aware of these problems, though whether they will pressure the government to improve the situation remains to be seen. More concerning - and infuriating - is the British response to Bahrain's crisis.

Have Anti-Cuts Protests Damaged the Portrayal of Disabled People?

Simon Stevens | Posted 05.10.2014 | UK
Simon Stevens

The portrayal of disabled people is a complex affair as the many different interest groups try to portray us as a collective for their own agendas, when in reality we are just a collection of individuals labelled by society because of our difficulties, when the reality is we have very little else in common.

Protesters Shut Down Israeli Hip-Hopera at the Edinburgh Fringe. I'm Not Sure How I feel About This.

Axis of Awesome | Posted 02.10.2014 | UK Comedy
Axis of Awesome

My thoughts on this have been very mixed. I too have very strong views on Israel's aggression towards Palestine. But I find myself questioning whether picketing a small hip hop show at an arts festival is the best way to make a demonstration. Does the theatre company's receipt of a government grant really make them complicit in the assault on Gaza?

Londoners Show They're Not Happy About What's Going On In Gaza

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK

SEE ALSO Israel Gaza Conflict: The Innocent Children Paying The Terrible Price Of War (GRAPHIC PICTURES) Thousands of protesters have gathered in L...

Trade Unions Have a Key Role to Play in the Transformation of Our Broken Economic Model

Natalie Bennett | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

In general, unionised workers are better off than non-unionised. Even in Britain, home to the toughest anti-union legislation in Western Europe, unions make a difference; strong unions make a bigger one.

Stand Up Against Austerity

Marienna Pope-Weidemann | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK Politics
Marienna Pope-Weidemann

Despite being one of the richest in the world, ours is a country where 1 in 6 children and 1 in 3 disabled people live in poverty... For George Osborne, austerity is the Only Answer... the rich are getting richer. But for most working families, life keeps getting harder.

World Naked Bike Ride To Hit London This Weekend (NSFW PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 13.06.2014 | UK

London will be a sea of undulating flesh on wheels this weekend – as the World Naked Bike Ride hits the capital. With sweltering temperatures ma...

Own Goal: How Brazil Is Stifling the Right to Protest

Thomas Hughes | Posted 01.08.2014 | UK Sport
Thomas Hughes

Article 19 is calling on the Brazilian government to ensure the right to protest and freedom of expression is protected, by introducing a new law to regulate the use of police force during demonstrations, which should follow five principles, according to UN standards: legality, necessity, proportionality, moderation and convenience.

Why I Covered a Ukip Billboard Poster With My International Grey

Bill Drummond | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Politics
Bill Drummond

By the time you are reading this I may have been arrested. Maybe you have already read something about the arrest in the news.

What We Can Learn From Students Protesting Corporate Power on Campus

Zion Lights | Posted 28.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Zion Lights

This is not the first time that individuals have chosen to stand up for what is right by sitting down, and we can all learn from what they are doing. Hopefully for the sake of the integrity of our universities and the health of our planet, it's a battle they will win.

On the Brink of Extinction in Russia

Anna Bacciarelli | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK Politics
Anna Bacciarelli

With rights groups shut down, opposition activists shut away and those attending public gatherings and protests potentially criminalised, Putin's government is overseeing a human rights dark age for Russians - no matter what message their placard bears.