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University of Sussex students condemn MP visit violence

The Argus: Protesters mob a police van where Hove MP Mike Weatherley took shelter Protesters mob a police van where Hove MP Mike Weatherley took shelter

Students’ Union officials have condemned the violence that marred a university visit from an MP.

Hove MP Mike Weatherley was pelted with missiles by protesters when he went to give a talk at the University of Sussex on Wednesday, November 14.

A spokesman for the university’s students’ union said officials had met Mr Weatherley in previous weeks to raise their concerns about student funding, university outsourcing and the effect of squatting legislation.

The spokesman added: “At the heart of the Students’ Union is a belief in constructive debate and discussion between individuals who hold different views.

“We condemn any use of violence on our campus. Students, staff and visitors should be able to enjoy our campus as a safe space, free from threatening or intimidating behaviour.”

“We hope this incident will not discourage our societies from arranging events in the future.”

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11:23am Mon 19 Nov 12

paul76 says...

Hopefully they will be identified and kicked out of the uni and Brighton, with an order that they can't return to the town.
Hopefully they will be identified and kicked out of the uni and Brighton, with an order that they can't return to the town. paul76
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11:23am Mon 19 Nov 12

paul76 says...

Hopefully they will be identified and kicked out of the uni and Brighton, with an order that they can't return to the town.
Hopefully they will be identified and kicked out of the uni and Brighton, with an order that they can't return to the town. paul76
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11:27am Mon 19 Nov 12

AmboGuy says...

I don't think they were students, they just hijacked the campus and what was supposed to e a peaceful debate.
I don't think they were students, they just hijacked the campus and what was supposed to e a peaceful debate. AmboGuy
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11:31am Mon 19 Nov 12

mimseycal says...

Most of those pictured appear to be onlookers. Where is this howling mob?
Most of those pictured appear to be onlookers. Where is this howling mob? mimseycal
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12:36pm Mon 19 Nov 12

Vigilia says...

Congratulations to the Students' Union for condemning the behaviour of the mob.
Congratulations to the Students' Union for condemning the behaviour of the mob. Vigilia
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1:10pm Mon 19 Nov 12

Joshiman says...

Respect to the Students Union for condemning these idiots.
Respect to the Students Union for condemning these idiots. Joshiman
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8:45pm Mon 19 Nov 12

Somethingsarejustwrong says...

AmboGuy wrote:
I don't think they were students, they just hijacked the campus and what was supposed to e a peaceful debate.
Was one of these Andy R?
[quote][p][bold]AmboGuy[/bold] wrote: I don't think they were students, they just hijacked the campus and what was supposed to e a peaceful debate.[/p][/quote]Was one of these Andy R? Somethingsarejustwrong
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9:22pm Mon 19 Nov 12

AmboGuy says...

Somethingsarejustwro
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wrote:
AmboGuy wrote:
I don't think they were students, they just hijacked the campus and what was supposed to e a peaceful debate.
Was one of these Andy R?
Ha ha probably. Well apparently he's been told that no rocks were thrown - of course he won't say if he was there or why he's speaking to students in the first place!
[quote][p][bold]Somethingsarejustwro ng[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AmboGuy[/bold] wrote: I don't think they were students, they just hijacked the campus and what was supposed to e a peaceful debate.[/p][/quote]Was one of these Andy R?[/p][/quote]Ha ha probably. Well apparently he's been told that no rocks were thrown - of course he won't say if he was there or why he's speaking to students in the first place! AmboGuy
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