UK Protests

There's More To May Day Than Just A Bank Holiday

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 29.04.2016 | UK

May Day is traditionally celebrated on 1 May every year, although in the UK the bank holiday is held on the first Monday of the month. This year the b...

Water Cannon Used As Right-Wing Protesters Shout 'Death To Arabs' At Brussels Memorial

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 27.03.2016 | UK

Belgian riot police clashed with hundreds of right-wing protesters at a temporary shrine honoring victims of the Brussels suicide bombings, as scuffle...

Defending the Bobby: Why You Might Need to Rethink Your Stance on the Police

Stefan Rollnick | Posted 20.03.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Stefan Rollnick

Please don't try to demonise the people who are primarily there to keep us safe. Don't wait until something horrendous happens to you to appreciate everything they do for society.

Angry Masked Mob Blockade Shoreditch House In 'Solidarity' With Migrants

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 24.02.2016 | UK

Masked protesters have blocked the entrance to an east London private members' club in opposition to the closure of the migrant camp in Calais. Wit...

The Dover Protests Only Scrape the Surface of the Lack of Empathy Towards Refugees

Ben Johns | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Ben Johns

Refugees are and should be welcome in the UK and other EU countries. They deserve better than this frankly appalling treatment. They're not trying to 'scrounge' from us. They're not just a 'bunch of migrants', like David Cameron said last week. They're people. It's time that they're given the help that they so desperately need.

In Defence of Stella

Kate Milner | Posted 07.12.2015 | UK Politics
Kate Milner

This week the Walthamstow community seems to have cracked itself apart. For once it wasn't about Mini Holland, the controversial scheme to make Walthamstow Village more bike-friendly. No, this latest schism concerns something on a far less local scale - the vote on the airstrikes on Syria. And the figure at the centre of it all is Stella Creasy.

Tuition Fees: An Unreasonable Burden or Inescapable Necessity?

Thomas Smith | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Thomas Smith

Justifiably discontented students threatened by financial loss, and a government that risks losing the vital support of a substantial proportion of the electorate, this is a dispiriting situation in which there is no winner.

Striking Pictures From Student Protest Show Moment Policeman Hit By Smoke Grenade

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Striking pictures from the student demonstration which marched through central London on Wednesday show the moment a policeman was hit by a smoke gren...

Protesters Arrested As Student Demo Turns Nasty After Home Office Hit By Smoke Bombs

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Police arrested protesters after government buildings and police were targeted with smoke grenades, paint and eggs when a London student demonstration...

Thousands Of Student Protesters Are Marching On Westminster For #GrantsNotDebts

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 04.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Thousands of students are marching to Westminster to protest against the government "waging war" against young people and the working classes, in a de...

7 Reasons Why Thousands Of Students Are Marching On Parliament Today

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 08.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education

On Wednesday, thousands of students will take to London streets and march to Westminster in protest. Unlike previous demonstrations, however, this ...

Are ePetitions a Sign of the Times?

Ben Moore | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK
Ben Moore

My twitter followers can easily track when I'm clearing out my inbox. Every once is a while I go through sundry requests for me to sign petitions, sig...

Tory Councillor Tells #EndAusterityNow Marchers To Leave Government 'To The Grownups'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Louise Ridley | Posted 20.06.2015 | UK

Protesters brandishing placards have started converging on Britain's financial capital to demonstrate against Government austerity and spending cuts.O...

Did the Conservatives Really Win the General Election?

Adriano Mérola Marotta | Posted 21.05.2016 | 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.

King's College Join LSE And UAL In New Protests Against University Cuts

The Huffington Post UK | James Beeson | Posted 26.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Students protesting against the profitization of higher education in the UK shut down High Holborn Street and the London College of Communication on W...

Watch The Moment A PETA Protester Storms Crufts Show

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education

The moment a protester stormed the world-famous dogs Crufts to campaign against pedigree dogs breeding practices has been caught on film. Animal r...

Israeli Ambassador's Visit Questions the Debating Culture at Elite Universities

Pina Sadar | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Pina Sadar

Earlier this year, Gaza endured a horrific military assault targeted at Palestinian civilians, many of whom are Durham University current and former students. As a result of continuous shelling, the death toll exceeded 2200, with thousands more Palestinians being heavily injured and struggling to restore their lives in the besieged and occupied homeland...

It's Time Britain Scrapped Tuition Fees - Let's Follow Germany's Example

Aaron Kiely | Posted 17.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Aaron Kiely

We are angry. Tuition fees are £9,000. Student debt on graduation now averages over £40,000... Our debts are on a scale unthinkable even a decade ago. Life-shaping debts. Debts so large that they determine what jobs we look for, where we live and even whether to start a family.

Hong Kong's Protests Are Back In Spectacular Fashion...

AP/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK

Thousands of protesters poured back into one of Hong Kong's main roads on Friday for a pro-democracy rally, reviving the civil disobedience movement a...

Why Democracy Won't Win in Hong Kong, But Why You Should Watch the Show Anyway

Alessandro Fiorotto | Posted 03.12.2014 | UK Politics
Alessandro Fiorotto

It is unlikely that these demonstrations seen today in Hong Kong will bring about significant change. Nevertheless, whether you are a democracy advocating global citizen, a government looking at how best to peacefully manage demonstrations, or just someone interested in international politics and what life in a future, more developed, China might look like, today's protests are a significant event worth watching closely.

Exploited Workers in Hong Kong Went on Strike This Week to Call for Pro-Democracy

Martin Gemzell | Posted 05.12.2014 | UK
Martin Gemzell

Seven years ago China promised 2017 elections by universal suffrage for Hong Kong. In a referendum this summer hundreds of thousands of voters demanded open nomination of candidates. Yet Beijing in August said only candidates approved by a selection committee would be allowed to stand.

Louise Ridley

Now, This Is How You Live Tweet Breaking News...

HuffingtonPost.com | Louise Ridley | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK

Take a lesson in tweeting social movements from one of Twitter's co-founders, Jack Dorsey, who has headed back to his hometown of St Louis to live-twe...

The Problem With Protests: 'A Recurring Disease'

Najite Phoenix | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK
Najite Phoenix

I see protests in the same way that I see pain killers. In the sense that, they temporarily get rid of the symptoms or ease the pain, but they never eradicate the root of the problem. And unless the problem is properly seen to, it will just keep coming back. Which is why we need to heal society's issues by nurturing society's roots.

Art and Design of Protest Movements in Disobedient Objects, Victoria & Albert Museum

Victoria Sadler | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Disobedient Objects has to be the most exciting, dynamic and emotive exhibition I've seen at the V&A. The purpose of this display is to examine the incorporation and evolution of art and design in protest movements across the world and it's very much the first exhibition to attempt this.

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.