Tag : protest

What Piers Morgan’s version of democracy tells us about its importance

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Donald Trump was elected as President of the United States in November 2016 with a slim majority; numerous allegations were made against him, both personal and political. Theresa May was appointed as British Prime Minister post-Brexit in July 2016; half a year of campaigning to remain in the EU crumbled … Read More

15,000 march through London to protest government higher education plans

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Last Saturday thousands of students and lecturers from across the UK travelled to London for the event which began with a march from Park Lane to Parliament Square followed by a rally including speakers such as the NUS president Malia Bouattia and the prominent left-wing writer and journalist Owen Jones. … Read More

‘TEFCO’ protest against university reform proposals

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On Monday afternoon, Leeds Union activists ran a stall outside Essentials in a bid to register students for NUS’s forthcoming national demonstration. The apron wearing, tin can wielding campaigners petitioned under the banner ‘TEFCO’ in an attempt to highlight the marketisation of higher education widely associated with Theresa May’s Teaching … Read More

Leeds students to ‘Hype The Park’ in action against sexual assault

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Students at the University have organised a protest on Thursday 21st to reclaim the streets following a string of recent sexual assaults in the area. The disco-themed march, labelled ‘Hype The Park #BoogieNotBlame’ calls on women, non-binary and trans students to collectively dance around Leeds’ Hyde Park in an effort to empower the student community. A pre-party event will … Read More

UPDATE: Uni ‘squatters’ resist eviction

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Activists occupying University land resisted attempts to evict them yesterday. Bailiffs arrived at 6 Grosvenor Mount in Headingley to remove members of Leeds Community Project, but protesters reportedly refused to talk to them. Leeds CP posted, ‘Bailiffs arrive with University security to wonderful singing. Police arrive shortly after as they’d … Read More

Uni ‘squatters’: We’ll fight eviction

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Leeds Community Project has pledged to ‘resist eviction’ from 6 Grosvenor Mount, and has called on the public to show solidarity with the occupation. Protesters claim they are to be removed from the site today following an alleged possession order by the University. The group yesterday held a ‘rally for … Read More

Students call for free education in Yorkshire Regional Demonstration

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Students taking part in the Leeds for Free Education campaign took part in a demonstration last Friday to fight for cutting tuition fees in UK universities. The march started at Leeds University Union with speeches given by Sam Morcroft, a PhD student at the University of Sheffield and member of … Read More

Uni protesters threaten legal action

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Protesters have said that they are considering taking legal action after they were removed from University land last week. Three members of the Leeds Community Project were arrested during a six-day occupation of 6 Grosvenor Mount in protest of plans to sell the holding to private investors. University security and … Read More

Protests staged over proposed Wetherspoons

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Sunday evening saw a lively protest staged by local residents and councilors following the news that pub chain JD Wehtherspoon have applied for a licence to turn an unused building on Headingley Lane into a pub. As reported in The Gryphon last week, the successful company who currently run over 900 pubs … Read More

Protesters express anger over trade deal

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Protesters have rallied against an EU trade deal which they claim would give corporations too much power over the NHS. Students joined a demonstration on Saturday against the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). They say the agreement poses a ‘threat to democracy’. Activists marched from the Corn Exchange to … Read More