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Worst violence contained on national day of protest

Publié par Clifford Armion le 25/11/2010

Cahal Milmo

"Thousands of students took part in demonstrations, sit-ins and walk-outs on campuses and in city centres across Britain yesterday as a largely peaceful day of action against rises in university fees flared into violence.

"Scuffles broke out between protesters and police in several locations, with the worst disorder happening in Whitehall, where demonstrators found their path to Parliament Square blocked by riot officers. A mob vented its fury on an empty police van, smashing the windscreen and daubing it with graffiti before emptying its contents and letting off a smoke bomb inside.

"The Metropolitan Police, who were caught by surprise two weeks ago when a group of protesters attacked the Millbank Tower, which houses the Conservative Party headquarters, deployed hundreds of officers, using controversial "kettling" tactics to quell clashes by holding demonstrators for hours behind reinforced police cordons."

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"Worst violence contained on national day of protest", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), novembre 2010. Consulté le 28/09/2020. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/worst-violence-contained-on-national-day-of-protest