UK Protests

17 Brilliant Signs From The March For Science That Show Scientists' Funny Sides

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 22.04.2017 | UK

Scientists flooded streets across the country in a display of defiance as fears of a post-truth age looms large over academia. Physicists, astronomers...

The Language Martyrs: Celebrating International Mother Language Day

Thaslima Begum | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK
Thaslima Begum

February 21st 1952, Dhaka. The fallen bodies of students and teachers lie scattered amid a campus-turned-battlefield, as tear gas lingers in bloody ha...

What's Up With Democracy?

Robin Bunce | Posted 06.02.2017 | UK Politics
Robin Bunce

We are right to value democracy, and to demand free, fair, regular, competitive elections. But an election is not an end in itself. Elections do not guarantee freedom or good outcomes. Democracy is much more likely to function well, when the rights of all are guaranteed by independent courts, even if this offends the majority. And elected governments are much less likely to become tyrannical when the people keep tabs on them through a free press, and when people are willing to protest. In fact, and this is not an alternative fact, every healthy democracy needs trouble makers.

Donald Trump 'Supporters' Aren't Having Too Much Success In The UK

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK

While thousands of people gathered around the UK on Monday night to protest against Donald Trump’s travel ban, a handful of people appeared to be ma...

The Difference Between Helpful And Unhelpful Protesting

Selena Drake | Posted 22.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Selena Drake

Anti-Trump protestors will only have a chance of gaining credibility for their cause, among Trump supporters and on a global level, and they will only have a chance of successfully damaging Trump's Presidency in some way or other, if they protest in a way that can be taken seriously and respected.

Thousands Of American Students Protest Donald Trump's Win Chanting 'Not Our President'

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Thousands of college students across America have taken to the streets to protest Donald Trump’s election win as President. In California, more tha...

At Saturday's Million Mask March Anonymous Will Be Knocking On Mrs May's Door

Anonymous UK Member | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK
Anonymous UK Member

As we pour through the streets of London we aim to show the tourists and gentrifiers that London is not a city in subdued slumber, but a city full of people angry at their rulers, and passionate about change.

The 200 best protest songs of all time

Neil Durkin | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK Entertainment
Neil Durkin

It's a totally misleading title of course. This post should really be called something like "A List Of 200 Protest Songs That I've Been Able To Put To...

Fracking Protest Blocks Bank Entrance With Entire Living Room Complete With Tea And Biscuits

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 29.10.2016 | UK

A group of anti-fracking protesters has set up their own living room in front of a central London Barclays branch. Activists from Friends Of The Earth...

Student Protesters Demand Nationwide Uni Shut Down In South Africa Over Tuition Fees

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 07.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Student protesters in South Africa have demanded that all universities in the country are shut down until the government scraps tuition fees, the Univ...

A Radical New Alternative For The Cecil John Rhodes Statue: #Rhodesmusttransform

Merel Bekking | Posted 06.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Merel Bekking

The place Since I've moved to Cape Town, South Africa, now a year ago, I've been bragging about what an amazing place this is. There is the mountain, ...

This Massive 'Die-In' Just Happened At Heathrow Airport

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK

Hundreds of people have ‘dropped dead’ at London’s Heathrow airport in a series of mass demonstrations against climate change and airport expans...

Penis Protests

Ashley Hames | Posted 13.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ashley Hames

Now that legal repercussions are out the window, The Don of Bunga Bunga is surely already brandishing his pleasure pump in preparation for a grandiose public celebration of wrist aerobics.

Black Lives Matter UK Vows More Protests Until 'Racist Crisis In Britain' Ends

The Huffington Post | Eve Hartley | Posted 20.08.2016 | UK

“So long as there is a continuation of this racist crisis in Britain, we will see a shutdown of it at every junction, by groups like us and many oth...

Shocking Protest Video Shows The Olympic Torch Relay Couldn't Be Going Any Worse

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 04.08.2016 | UK

The Olympic torch relay has been thrown into chaos in Rio de Janiero after demonstrators tried to put out the Olympic flame and were hit with tear gas...

Southern Rail: We the People Have Had Enough

Tom Walters | Posted 11.07.2016 | UK
Tom Walters

Eleven weeks have now passed and the delays, cancellations and severe overcrowding have continued. Commuters rocking forwards and backwards at the prospect of being late for work, missing client meetings or not making it back on time to put kids to bed.

Londoners Have Been Quite Literally Handing Out Love After Brexit Racism Spike

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 04.07.2016 | UK

"Love and solidarity" protests have been taking place at London Tube stations this morning after a spike in hate crime following the vote to leave the...

The Latest Donald Trump Rally Protests Got Seriously Nasty

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 03.06.2016 | UK

Donald Trump hats were set on fire as fights erupted at protests outside a campaign rally for the Republican US presidential candidate on Thursday One...

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 19.03.2017 | 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 02.02.2017 | 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 06.12.2016 | 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 19.11.2016 | 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.