UK Protest

Did the Conservatives Really Win the General Election?

Adriano Mérola Marotta | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Politics
Adriano Mérola Marotta

Since the Conservative party "won" the UK general election on May 7th, people have taken to the streets across the UK in a defiant display of disenchantment with the electoral system and the austerity consensus of the major political parties. The prospect of 5 more years of crippling austerity has prompted many to reclaim the future of UK politics.

'Murderer': Peruvians Label President Over Mine Protest Deaths

Israel Butler | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK Politics
Israel Butler

People are angry with President Humala, who they say is in the pocket of Southern Copper: 'Our politicians are corrupt. The president refuses to listen to the protestors because he and others take bribes from the mine'. Another passer-by blames the government: 'My two boys are policemen. The government should make Southern Copper leave. Instead, Humala makes us kill each other.'

We Cannot Fall Silent on the Issue of Government Child Abuse

Katie Beswick | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK Politics
Katie Beswick

We should all be angry. We should all be taking to the streets, chucking washable paint over public memorials. Whatever side of the political divide we fall on we cannot let the endemic abuse of children go without a proper public outcry.

Protestors Want To #ReclaimBrixton - Starting With Foxtons Estate Agent

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 25.04.2015 | UK

Protesters stormed town hall and smashed the window of an estate agent following a demonstration today. The window of Foxtons estate agent in Brixt...

LSE Occupy Interviews Owen Jones

Jade Jackman | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Jade Jackman

The room was packed. Students, workers and staff humbly gathered together to listen to tales of resistance from Ray Goodspeed, founder of Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners, & Owen Jones, author of Chavs and Guardian columnist...

Is This the Most Dangerous Banner in Britain?

Daniel Brett | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK Politics
Daniel Brett

Millions were wringing their hands this week in anxiety over the fate of BBC motormouth Jeremy Clarkson. Meanwhile, on the streets of East London on Thursday night the police were cracking down on Class War's sweary summing up of popular sentiment towards our political leaders, to complete indifference of the media.

Yet More Evidence Nick Clegg Has Lost The Student Vote (And Maybe His Seat)

Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Around 20 students in Sheffield occupied Nick Clegg's constituency office in the name of free and accessible education for all on Wednesday. The L...

Anti-Gay Speaker at Westminster University

Yazy Tauk | Posted 25.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Yazy Tauk

How is Westminster University supposed to create a safe space for LGBT students when they are fighting against their own Student Union?

'Fifty Shades Of Grey Glamorises Domestic Violence'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Fifty Shades Of Grey "glamorises" domestic violence and dangerously romanticises the idea that women can fix broken men, campaigners have said. Ahe...

In Pictures: Hong Kong Umbrella Movement Reconvenes as Thousands March for Democracy

Tom Grundy | Posted 03.04.2015 | UK
Tom Grundy

Fifty-two days after the main Umbrella Movement 'occupy' camp was cleared, Hong Kong protesters returned to the streets on Sunday for a pro-democracy rally. Organisers say 13,000 took part, whilst police estimated that 6,600 were present.

In the Fight Against Climate Change, Our Refusal to Have Children Is One Argument Politicians Can't Ignore

Clare Finney | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK
Clare Finney

Women not having children historically bothers authority. And while they may do so for myriad reasons today, as more and more women follow suit and cite the environment as the cause, it will be interesting to see what happens: whether politicians, apparently deaf to the marches, petitions and scientists, will listen to prospect of our hollow wombs.

Trafalgar Square Highlights Taiji

Sharon Bull | Posted 21.03.2015 | UK
Sharon Bull

Saturday January 17th 2015, I joined over a thousand people in London's winter sunshine, helping to raise awareness about the truth behind dolphin and whale captivity.

Thousands Attend Anti-Government Protest In Moscow

AP | Posted 31.12.2014 | UK

Vladimir Putin's chief political foe was convicted along with his brother on Tuesday in a fraud case widely seen as retribution by the Kremlin, settin...

Protesters 'Illegally' Evicted From Bank After Trying To Feed The Homeless

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 29.12.2014 | UK

A group calling themselves the Love Activists are currently being evicted after taking over a former RBS office in London, which they planned to turn ...

A Cycling Revolution

Rae Mullins | Posted 15.02.2015 | 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 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.

Pregnant Woman Sticks It To Anti-Abortion Protesters

Becky Hopper | Posted 03.02.2015 | 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 03.02.2015 | 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 18.01.2015 | 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 27.12.2014 | 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 24.12.2014 | 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.