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I don't think it outs me to say I'm a student at the University of Warwick.I wasn't on campus today, but have been hearing about and seeing videos of seemingly violent and unprovoked police attacks on students holding a protest for free education. You can read about it and see a clip here www.theguardian.com/education/2014/dec/03/warwick-university-students-police-tuition-fee-protestThe university's official line is that the police were called in response to a reported assault, but this doesn't seem to have been corroborated or discussed in any further detail.AIBU to think that even if a potential assault was involved, the videoed attack on students is indiscriminate and over-zealous?At the risk of getting into histrionics, would you be happy knowing police would willingly act this way on a site were people as young as 18 (even 17 if from Scotland) are working and living?I'm not a die-hard protester by any means, but I'm asking as I'm pretty shocked by what I've seen and heard today - wanted to canvass opinion and spread the word...
Sorry, forgot to mention the 'gassed' reference in the title is due to the use of CS (tear gas) spray by police (as far as I can tell indoors and close range, directly into the faces of protesters )
It does seem like excessive force from that one police officer. I can imagine it would be quite scary being involved in something like that.
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