Stand up to new attacks on student protestors

A number of students arrested in the aftermath of the tuition fees protests in November and December have now been charged. This includes Alfie Meadows, nearly killed by a brain haemorrhage after being hit by a baton on 9 December, who has now been charged with violent disorder. This comes at the same time as an increase of political policing in the run up to the royal wedding including squat raids and pre-emptive arrests.
A coalition of activists, MPs and trade unionists has now launched a statement to challenge these new attacks on the right to protest, and called an emergency open meeting on Thursday. You can read the statement at http://defendtherighttoprotest.org/a-serious-attack-that-must-be-challenged/137/
Emergency Open Meeting: Stand up to these attacks on our right to protest
Thursday 5 May, 6:30pm
Friends Meeting House, 173 Euston Road, London NW1 2BJ
There is also a motion you can pass through your organisation or trade union branch: http://defendtherighttoprotest.org/about/


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The education activist network provides national coordination for trade unionists, academics, university workers and student campaigners fighting to defend jobs and education in the UK.

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