British police braced for escalation of student protests

Police in Britain are expecting a period of widespread civil unrest in the wake of large scale student demonstrations in recent weeks.

27th November, 2010
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Police in Britain are expecting a period of widespread civil unrest in the wake of large scale student demonstrations in recent weeks.

‘‘We have been going through a period where we have not seen that sort of violent disorder,” said Paul Stephenson, commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS).

‘‘We had dealt with student organisers before and I think we based it too much on history. Regrettably, the game has changed, and...

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