Had communication from two ‘working class students’ at Cambridge who are going to protest against ‘elitism and snobbery and bullying’ by……………………BURNING OUR COLLEGE GOWNS OUTSIDE TRINITY COLLEGE ON JUNE 16TH
Fucking brilliant………this could go global………I would urge other working class students to join in and BURN YOUR GOWNS
From today’s Cambridge Evening News:
Anarchists have vowed to hold a Cambridge University “gown burning” in a protest over “elitism” and the removal of notorious swan Mr Asbo.
The news came as campaign group Class War announced the route it hopes to take on June 16 – past boat houses and ending up at the control desk of the college May Bumps.
Hundreds were expected at the protest, but now Ian Bone, spokesman for the group, claims up to 4,000 protesters will join him for the rally.
They want the return to the River Cam of Mr Asbo, who was relocated 60 miles away after authorities Natural England and the Conservators of the River Cam ruled his aggressive behaviour was a threat to river users and to himself.
Class War is also calling on Manor School pupils to join the march after the school’s headteacher Ben Slade branded Cambridge’s attitude to the Arbury as “snobbish”.
Mr Bone told the News: “We will be inviting students from Manor School to organise their own march into the city centre after their headmaster’s ‘snobby city’ speech.
“There will also be a burning of college gowns outside Trinity College at the start of the march.
“Two students are going to burn their gowns.”
The route they want to take will begin in Trinity Lane at 11am and go along Trinity Street, Bridge Street, Thompsons Lane, Park Parade, Jesus Green and then past the boat houses before eventually crossing the Green Dragon bridge and marching on to the towpath to confront the control desk of the historic rowing race.
Mr Bone said: “The phone hasn’t stopped and we have revised our numbers up to 3-4,000. We expect this to be by far the biggest demo ever seen in the city.”
The rally is likely to see protesters heckling college rowers from the riverbank as it coincides with the start of the Bumps races.
Mr Asbo was removed from the Cam after rowers complained of being repeatedly attacked by it.
Mr Bone said the march was “against elitism of Cambridge University in all its many guises”.
A police spokeswoman said: “We are aware of a potential protest being held on June 16 in Cambridge during the Bumps.
“We are liaising with the organisers and Cambridge University and will allocate resources, if necessary, once we know further details’