English university militarised, protesting students threatened

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By Peter Lazenby in Britain:

Navy calls in the big guns to stop peaceful uni protests

Thursday 19th March 2014

STUDENTS who staged a spontaneous peace protest at an armed forces recruitment stand at their university were threatened with arrest yesterday.

The students say they were intimidated by military recruiters, university staff and security guards who called the police.

One protester was told: “Go back to Greece.”

The Royal Navy, navy reserves and Royal Air Force were running a recruitment stand at the University of Bradford’s annual spring careers fair.

Protester and biomedical science student Beth Davies said: “This was just a group of students. We saw what was going on and decided something should be done about it.

“The military called security and security threatened to call the police.

“Nobody was arrested because we left before the police arrived.”

The protesters said one foreign student’s identification card was confiscated by security guards, leaving him unable to attend lectures and facing possible exclusion from exams.

First-year integrated sciences student Mohammed Akhtar, 25, said: “I no longer feel safe and I have completely lost my sense of security in the university due to being lied to and intimidated. I feel threatened.”

The protesters said in a statement: “The University of Bradford’s actions against dissent and peaceful student demonstrations raise questions regarding its commitment to promoting social engagement, debate, and democratic participation.

“In a university with an internationally acclaimed peace studies department, which it heavily depends on for recruiting students, this is particularly alarming.”

Bradford University was unable to make an immediate comment.

11 thoughts on “English university militarised, protesting students threatened

  1. Their are three groups of people that are prominent, one, those who do not care or have no idea as to what is going on and are recalcitrant, that means they will never want to know, two, those who do not have a political system as to what system is the right system, but are more or less humanitarian or desiring as little as possible interference from overt authoritarianism or freedom, the third, is the oligarchy, this group is the most sinister, that includes police, military, finance, think tanks, politicians and those committed to engineering of military hardware, ie, engineers, mathematicians, space programs, chemists, who work for the war department, and most of those who work in underground police work.


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