The new age of student protest

29 Nov. 2010

The new age of student protest

Students have been staging sit-ins at campuses across the UK in protest against education cuts. Patrick Kingsley visited three and discovered a powerful coalition

Longhaired and big-booted, revolutionary socialist Luke stands up in front of a meeting at the Leeds university occupation, and prepares to speak.

“Comrades . . .” Luke begins – and, from the back of this lecture theatre filled with 200 undergraduates, school students, trade unionists and parents, comes an instant, shouted response.


It’s a familiar exchange.



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