Protest at dinner

Along with most national newspapers, The Guardian has a report this morning on last night’s ‘Dinner’ protest against Lord Salisbury; this is an extract:

[…] The call to resign followed a protest by more than 250 students who had earlier staged a 7 hour sit-down in the Union.  A delegation of six, including last year’s Guild President Mr Richard Davies, called on Lord Salisbury at his hotel.

They had told Lord Salisbury they were protesting against his support for the white racist regimes in southern Africa.  It was suggested that he should not attend the dinner and should consider resigning his post as Chancellor which he has held for nearly a quarter of a century.

Lord Salisbury, saying he was a multiracialist, described the incident as discourteous.  “I do not want to stir up a row, but if a few hundred feel like this they could spoil the whole evening for everyone.”


Author: Gerry

Retired college teacher living in Liverpool, UK.

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