At the recent NUS Demonstration, down in London, a radical left wing of students protested strongly against NUS. Reasons for this consist of the timing and route of the demo and the amount of action NUS has taken, as well as the type of organisation NUS is. However the protest from some radical left students at the demo went too far.
SAUWS will condemn these actions of these individuals and SAUWS trustees, present at the demo, will sign this open letter.
Why you think it is important
Hannah Paterson (The NUS UK Disabled Officer) writes an open letter, signed by NUS officials and student leaders all over Britain, detailing -
"During the Rally at #Demo2012 a small number of individuals decided to voice their objection to the route march by shouting over workers, trade unionists and a woman talking of experiences of having to work in the sex industry in order to afford university. Following this around 10 people chose to further display their upset by occupying/having a strop on the stage. In order to have this little foot stamping display of masculine dissatisfaction they made the decision to trample over a disabled student using a wheelchair, they also hit a 6 year old boy in the face, and several others were kicked, hit and hurt in order for them to have their 5 minutes of (figurative) willy waving on stage."
Is there anything else you think we should know?
This is an old policy due to lapse. It can be renewed or allowed to lapse.