cops off campus
Nobody wants violence at universities, from police, students or otherwise, and nobody wants buildings damage and trouble caused. Yet it can't be denied that there are legitimate questions to ask about the future of higher education in this country.
My view is that the BBC is simply not transmitting an accurate account of reality. Over the space of the year it has ignored significant news and spun events to present something quite different from what those involved witnessed.
I'm happy to see that students are showing the establishment who really possesses the power. It has been good to see the success of the Cops Off Campus demonstration taking place from London to Aberdeen today.
Every time something goes wrong, every time there is an injustice, and we tolerate it, that is shaping our society, and in the worst way possible. When the state stops playing by the rules, we all have a duty to make it start again.
Students across the country, including myself, have engaged in a various means of protesting, including occupying buildings and building road blocks, as a means of objecting to the gradual privatisation of our Higher Education institutions... Rather than negotiate or create a dialogue with their students and staff, the steps taken by university management seemed to be united across the nation: shut down the protests and bring in the police.