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11:33 am - Student Protest
My daughter has gone to this demo against the fee hike. She got up at 4am to get on the coach from Manchester. I never managed to get her up that early for anything.

She thought she wasn't going to be able to go because she had compulsory lab work, but her lecturer has postponed it to tomorrow.

I have a feeling my son was planning something a bit more radical. Possibly a sit-down somewhere. Luckily (?) he's got flu this week.

ETA - daughter just texted to say she was part of the sit-down outside Westminster, but all went peacably.

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From:tehomet
Date:November 10th, 2010 12:09 pm (UTC)
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Good for her! I hope TPTB pay attention.
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From:communicator
Date:November 10th, 2010 01:07 pm (UTC)
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They're probably shaking in their shoes :-)
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From:jomacmouse
Date:November 11th, 2010 12:43 am (UTC)
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Very probably. And we can take our tongues out of our cheeks now :-)
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From:archbishopm
Date:November 10th, 2010 01:45 pm (UTC)
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Luckily (?)

...what?
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From:communicator
Date:November 10th, 2010 01:56 pm (UTC)
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I just mean because he's ill he won't go and do something that gets him arrested or beaten up

ETA for example currently on the Guardian live report

"Police have just stormed the building with batons in what looks like an attempt to clear the area, however the attempt failed. Some batons were used to strike out at protesters inside, but police have left the protesters inside and instead formed a line in front of the entrance to the building."

Edited at 2010-11-10 01:58 pm (UTC)
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From:gummitch
Date:November 10th, 2010 01:59 pm (UTC)
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something a bit more radical

According to the Guardian who are live-blogging the march, about 200 students have invaded the Tory party HQ on Millbank. The sudden flurry of sirens I just heard (I work very near to Parliament Square), may be confirmation...

More sirens (the third lot) as I type.
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From:communicator
Date:November 10th, 2010 02:06 pm (UTC)
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There may be action against banks and Vodaphone too perhaps

(I should say, my son wasn't involved with the group in the news story, I think they are from London)

Edited at 2010-11-10 03:12 pm (UTC)
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From:annafdd
Date:November 10th, 2010 03:13 pm (UTC)
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This seems very much directed at the Tory HQ at Millbank. Which of course we all deplore and condemn, and I will wipe this grin off my face Right Now Sure Gov.
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From:annafdd
Date:November 10th, 2010 03:11 pm (UTC)
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I have a bunch of virtual flowers for your daughter. Also, for your son, I think I have a skimask somewhere...
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From:communicator
Date:November 10th, 2010 03:21 pm (UTC)
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I am just going to text her and make sure she is OK. They are saying 50,000 turned up, i wish it was more.
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From:hano
Date:November 10th, 2010 03:26 pm (UTC)
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I'm in Whitehall now, there were at least 50,000 on the march. Sounds like it's getting ugly at CCHQ
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From:communicator
Date:November 10th, 2010 03:33 pm (UTC)
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Oh are you! Wonderful. What is the atmosphere like where you are?
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From:hano
Date:November 10th, 2010 03:44 pm (UTC)
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I was close to the front, was pretty good natured. Whole things dispersed now, apparently the riot police have gone into Millbank and are people are getting hurt.
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From:katlinel
Date:November 10th, 2010 03:36 pm (UTC)
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Good for both of them.
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From:communicator
Date:November 10th, 2010 03:48 pm (UTC)
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I saw him yesterday and poor thing had a temperature. I hope he's tucked up sleeping it off now.

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