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‘Rioters’ and ‘peaceful protesters’: a rose by any other name

1st May 2021

Joseph Evans explores how the dichotomy of ‘peaceful protesters’ versus ‘rioters’ is one of the many divide and rule tactics of the authorities. “It started as a peaceful protest.” “A few bad actors ruined the atmosphere.” “They hijacked the protest.” These are all words/phrases commonly found in news coverage and official statements about protests, normally ...

‘Back Off Scotland’ to campaign for better protection around abortion clinics

25th February 2021

The student-ran campaign group aims to ensure protest-free zones outside abortion clinics and hospitals will become a legal requirement. University of Glasgow students are setting up a Glasgow branch of “Back Off Scotland”, a campaign group that aims to put pressure on the Scottish government to ensure that 150-metre protest-free zones will become mandatory outside ...