Tag: Protest


Should a cisgendered, heterosexual woman headline Manchester Pride?

One of the biggest issues with Ariana Grande headlining is the suspected capitalist agenda. Manchester Pride will be charging around £70 for a weekend ticket to the event, which, in comparison to the previous years’ £30 fee, is absolutely ludicrous. The organiser’s justification for this increase is that they’re offering the biggest lineup of artists…

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I Voted for Jeremy Corbyn

I voted for Jeremy Corbyn And my friends did too And that’s why we’re all Better people than you I’m Ed, I’m a vegetarian Unlike my mum and dad And the treatment of animals Drives me cow mad And I sign a petition Sipping milk from a cup And stand and tighten my leather belt…


Germaine Greer protested for trans-exclusive feminism

Protesters met on Saturday 27 January to oppose a talk by second-wave feminist Germaine Greer at the Norwich Playhouse due to their belief that Greer is transphobic. The protest was organised by the Norwich-based feminist organisation Freedom Fibres, who said: “The aim of this event [was] to educate the attendees on intersectional feminism and to…


Keele students hijack hashtag in anger at popstar

Singer Jason Derulo has faced further criticism from Keele University’s Student Union after he cancelled his performance there and allegedly didn’t return his fee. According to Keele SU, he appeared at the venue but refused to perform. Keele SU maintains this was a violation of the agreement made between them and Derulo’s management. Derulo defended…


Muslim students “awaiting apology” from VC

Muslim students have said they would like a formal apology from Vice Chancellor David Richardson following UEA’s decision to close the Islamic Prayer Facility until September. On Thursday Concrete broke the news that UEA planned to close the prayer spaces by Lecture Theatre 2 in order to build a connection to the Library. The space…


Muslim prayer space to close

UEA’s Islamic Society have said they will protest the closure of their prayer space after being told their facilities will close on Sunday 21 May. It is understood that the daily Islamic Prayer Facility near Lecture Theatre 2 will be closed to make a connection to the Library, with construction scheduled to start on Monday…

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