An open letter circulating the student body is calling for the University of Exeter to institute compulsory education on consent and sexual violence. After two days of circulation, the letter has over 300 signatures.
Protest and the Police Bill The government’s newly proposed Police and Crime Bill has caused shockwaves of outrage online, Anna Shaw discusses the bill’s potential repercussions. The newly proposed Police, Crime Sentencing and Courts Bill will assign more power to the police, particularly in regards to protests; allowing them to set noise limits, impose finish […]
Lina Idrees reflects on and discusses the upcoming Women’s March in Pakistan.
Anti-mask QAnon protest in Exeter attended by 150 A rally against COVID-19 restrictions and child grooming led by QAnon believers took place at Cathedral Green on Saturday afternoon. Anti-mask signs were prevalent, with a small marquee reading “masks are muzzles” and “restore freedom.” One man also held a placard which claimed they were “government lies” […]
Hypocrisies of Fast Fashion; Troubling Demography and a Culture of Protest Online Arts & Lit editor Lucy Aylmer discusses the rife hypocrisies in fast fashion Vogue business report that complementary services like Klarna, Afterpay and Affirm, have accelerated the growth of fast fashion and aided the typically cash poor young through offering later payment services. […]
Hundreds attend Black Lives Matter protest and vigil in Exeter More than 1000 people attended the 6 June 2020 Black Lives Matter protest and vigil for George Floyd on the banks on the River Exe. The protest, named ‘Exeter Peaceful Protest Against Racism’, took place between 5pm and 7pm at Flowerpot Playing Fields. Many of […]
Freshers from Block A, Pennsylvania Court went on protest after being told they must relocate to make way for quarantined students returning from Italy, before the University backtracked on the decision. An email was sent to the 27 residents on Tuesday 10 March informing them that they needed to meet with the Residences Management team, […]
Foreign Correspondent in France, Ben Mirzoeff, gives an account of Yellow Vest protests in Toulouse, arguing that protests have now become normalised in the eyes of protesters and police.
Hong Kong’s Extradition Protests: A Fight for Hong Kong’s Sovereignty? Cheryl Pui Yau Ip, Foreign Correspondent in Hong Kong, provides an analysis of the extradition protests in Hong Kong and what motivated people to take action. The driving force behind the protests is that the extradition bill could allow suspects from Hong Kong to be […]
Demonstrators clashed on Monday as far-right UKIP MEP candidate Carl Benjamin and former Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos came to lead a rally at Exeter Quay. Addressing crowds of supporters and protestors, the two arrived as part of Benjamin’s electoral tour of the South-West. As has been the case across their campaign, the controversial figures challenged […]