Student Protests: Met Chief Warns of New Era of Unrest

Posted: November 27, 2010 in Uncategorized

‘Britain’s most senior police officer warned today of a new era of civil unrest as the national campaign against university fee increases and education cuts gathered momentum.

Sir Paul Stephenson, the commissioner of the Metropolitan police, said the two large-scale student demonstrations of the past fortnight had been marred by a previously unseen level of violence, adding: “The game has changed.” His comments were seized on by critics, who said the hard-line rhetoric risked escalating tensions with students organising the nationwide grassroots campaign against education cuts.’

http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2010/nov/25/student-protests-new-era-unrest

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