Violence taints protest

first_imgNot all students were satisfied with the way the protest was conducted. John Lavrey, a St Catz fresher, defended the police’s behaviour, saying, “I think the police dealt well with the situation- in the circumstances they dealt a lot better than they have in the past.”Another student said, “We’re trying to gain respect and change people’s views. How can we show that we’re educated if we’re fighting the police?” Aditya Balachander, an OUCA member, commented, “I’m here to support free speech, but I fundamentally disagree with this protest. It turns what should be debate and discussion into a shouting match.”The protest was organised by OxfordEducation Campaign, ahead of Vince Cable’s talk at Exams Schools, which was part of the Lessons in Government Seminars. Cable initially claimed that his cancellation followed guidance from Thames Valley Police. However, a TVP spokesperson said that they were happy for the event to go ahead, and had merely informed Cable that a protest was being organised. A spokesman for the Oxford Education Campaign said: “Vince should come clean and admit that he ducked out because he didn’t want to face the hundreds of demonstrators who disagree with his vision for the future of higher education in this country.”Kathryn Smoraczewska, a 4th year from St Hilda’s, said she felt “massively let down” by Cable, and is “wondering how yellow the Lib Dems really are”. Yaro Walker from St Peter’s said, “We were lied to before the election by both the Tories and the Lib Dems. Vince Cable can give any excuse he likes, but he’s a coward, he doesn’t want to admit he betrayed his principles for a seat in power.” Thames Valley police said that the protest had passed off “pretty peacefully.” OUSU president David Barclay said, “OUSU fully supports the protest. The test of its success will be the impact on the wider debate.”A spokesperson for OxfordEducation Campaign, who organised the protest, said, “What today demonstrated was the fantastic energy of a hundreds of autonomous individuals – students, academics and town residents – acting collectively to send a clear message to Vince Cable and the coalition government: We reject the Browne review, we reject your public sector cuts, and we know why you were afraid to present yourself to us in person. You cannot defend the indefensible.” Chaos and confusion ensued at yesterday’s protest against the Browne Review, as a student was punched in the face by a policeman and thrown to the ground. The protest was organised ahead of Vince Cable’s talk at Exams Schools. Despite Cable’s last minute cancellation, hundreds gathered to voice their anger about the cuts and removal of the cap on tuition fees.Students chanted, “No ifs, no buts, no education cuts” and “Vince Cable, shame on you, shame on you for turning Blue”. Though the event had been planned and advertised as a peaceful protest, violence erupted after police prevented protesters moving onto the High Street and enforced a change of route. A bystander described how a line of police blocked Catte Street. As some protesters tried to break the line, a student was punched in the face by a policeman and thrown to the ground. Lewis Greaves from St Hilda’s said “I saw two cops trying to beat up a guy, I asked them to stop and a policeman grabbed my neck and threw me to the floor”. As protesters retreated and moved back to Broad Street they were confronted with a line of police barricading the road between Trinity Gates and the entrance to Turl Street. Some students shouted “charge, charge” and some were restrained by the police. The protest eventually moved down Turl Street and onto Market Street, where they were again confronted with a police line preventing access to Cornmarket Street. Some tried again to charge the line, but many students put their hands in the air and chanted, “We are peaceful, what are you?”Jordan Waller from Wadham said, “It’s disgusting seeing them ‘break up’ the protest so aggressively- I’m ashamed. The police are instigating all the violence, I didn’t see a single student instigate anything.” Leo-Marcus Wan said, “It’s ridiculous that the police are trying to stop us exercising our right to free speech. We disagree with the decision of a government we did not elect, made with no consultation of students.” last_img read more

The most likely result in every Championship match this weekend

first_img Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions 6 latest MONEY Most Popular Championship News 6 Norwich City striker Teemu Pukki Blackburn Rovers v RotherhamBlackburn win – 45 per cent chance of happeningRotherham win – 26 per cent chance of happeningDraw – 29 per cent chance of happeningBolton Wanderers v Swansea CityBolton win – 29 per cent chance of happeningSwansea win – 42 per cent chance of happeningDraw – 29 per cent chance of happening SHOCK Birmingham City star Kristian Pedersen beats Sheffield Wednesday’s on loan midfielder Joshua Onomah. Derby County boss celebrates knocking Manchester United out of the Carabao Cup. 6 6 Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update AJ reacts after Hearn reveals he is on verge of being forced to vacate world title The biggest clash of the day sees Leeds take on West Brom in the evening kick-off and the game could easily go both ways though, but we wouldn’t like to predict what the outcome will be. Instead we’ll leave it to some people with fantastic knowledge and a tested system.FiveThirtyEight have crunched the numbers and given the likeliness of each outcome in every game, but what do they think will happen? Find out below.*All figures are rounded and may not total 100 per cent 6 LATEST Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ scrap POLITICS Joshua on verge of being forced to vacate a world title, frustrated Hearn admits QPR will be looking for another win Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos Sheffield United v Sheffield WednesdaySheffield United win – 60 per cent chance of happeningSheffield Wednesday win – 17 per cent chance of happeningDraw – 23 per cent chance of happeningBirmingham City v Hull CityBirmingham win – 46 per cent chance of happeningHull win – 25 per cent chance of happeningDraw – 29 per cent chance of happening Middlesbrough v Wigan AthleticMiddlesbrough win – 61 per cent chance of happeningWigan win – 13 per cent chance of happeningDraw – 26 per cent chance of happeningNorwich City v MillwallNorwich win – 49 per cent chance of happeningMillwall win – 24 per cent chance of happeningDraw – 27 per cent chance of happening Can Leeds United stay top of the Championship table? Tom Carroll in action for Swansea City. gameday cracker Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Bristol City v Preston North EndBristol City win – 47 per cent chance of happeningPreston win – 25 per cent chance of happeningDraw – 28 per cent chance of happeningDerby County v Aston VillaDerby win – 46 per cent chance of happeningAston Villa win – 26 per cent chance of happeningDraw – 28 per cent chance of happening Reading v Ipswich TownReading win – 46 per cent chance of happeningIpswich win – 26 per cent chance of happeningDraw – 29 per cent chance of happeningWest Bromwich Albion v Leeds UnitedWest Brom win – 39 per cent chance of happeningLeeds win – 33 per cent chance of happeningDraw – 28 per cent chance of happening revealed BEST OF 6 MANDATORY Saturday is here and we’ve got 11 Championship games to get stuck into.Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday got the weekend underway live on talkSPORT 2 as they played out a 0-0 draw, thanks to Owls goalkeeper Cameron Dawson who saved a penalty The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Watch astonishing moment heavyweight out on his feet turns tables and floors prospect Nottingham Forest v Stoke CityNottingham Forest win – 33 per cent chance of happeningStoke win – 38 per cent chance of happeningDraw – 29 per cent chance of happeningQueens Park Rangers v BrentfordQPR win – 32 per cent chance of happeningBrentford win – 40 per cent chance of happeningDraw – 29 per cent chance of happeninglast_img read more


first_imgAfter an intensive eight week training schedule, the Moti8LK contestants are primed and ready to do battle with the roads, tracks, lakes and mountains of Gaelforce North….On Saturday next, the group of nine (of which none has ever competed previously in a triathlon of any kind) will complete a grueling course of running, cycling, hiking (up Mount Errigal) & kayaking across Dunlewy lake. The total distance they will cover is 42 kilometres. To put this challenge into perspective, all of the nine only began training on May 1st and at this stage found it extremely difficult to complete a jog of more than 5 minutes. On Saturday they will be completing the triathlon which will take up to four hours of constant endurance.A final fundraising cyclothon will take place on Wednesday June 20th at Kelly’s Mountain Top Centra, involving the nine celebrities who will partake in a final open training session. Tickets for the Motiv8 raffle will be available for sale, with all profits raised going to Donegal Action for Cancer Care.Speaking in the build up to the final Gaelforce Challenge, Motiv8 Fitness Proprietor and Chief Group Trainer Nigel Drein stated ‘the work and dedication put in by all our of Motiv8 LK Contestants has been incredible. Not only have they trained hard, but they’ve also encouraged others and really bonded together, as well as helping to raise fund for our nominated charity Donegal Action for Cancer Care’.The well-known Motiv8 LK athletes include Apprentice Finalist and Media Box Owner Joanne Sweeney-Burke, Town Mayor Gerry McMonagle, RPM Presenter Toni Kelly, Donegal GAA Coaching Officer Mick Murphy.In addition, a number of local entrepreneurs John Watson of Watson Hire, Barry Mackey of Sign of The Times, Gavin McDaid, Greenlight Media, Cathal Sheridan, C&M Embroidery and Paul Rodgers of Letterkenny Glass. On Saturday June 23rd once the event has been completed, Motiv8 LK contestants will get together for a well-deserved after-party in Green Room live music venue, Letterkenny (upstairs from Voodoo Bar) where the Motiv8 LK raffle will also take place. All Welcome!Motiv8 LK would like to thank Letterkenny Shopping Centre, Kellys Mountain Top Centra, Club Voodoo and Donegal Daily who have also assisted greatly in helping to promote the Motiv8 LK Challenge.Additional information on Motiv8 LK can be seen on www.motiv8fitness.eu or www.facebook.com/motiv8lk.THE WAIT IS OVER …..ONLY 42KMS TO GO FOR THE MOTIV8LK TRI-ATHLETES! was last modified: June 21st, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more