Cambridge Uni Security Injures Animal Activists
female campaigner sustains injuries and is taken to hospital.
23rd July 2010 protesters were back at Cambridge University to protest against
the use of animals in experiments by the academic institution. This time
the group were specifically focusing on the primate experiments that the
University carry out.
started off with an anti-primate experiments stall in town and then moved
to the Uni's Downing Street site where they encouraged staff to 'blow the
whistle' about cruelty at the site.
were soon surrounding the activists along with one male who was not wearing
any identification. This male told a young male protester to stop using
the megaphone or he would take it off him. The protester refused stating
the man had no right to take his property. When the protester resumed use
of the megaphone the man knocked him to the ground and began dragging him
along the floor eventually prising the megaphone from the protester. In
the process the protester sustained bruising to his elbow and swelling to
female protester in her 80's came up to tell the man to stop his unprovoked
attack. At this point she was knocked to the ground by the man in question.
Helped up by fellow campaigners she was moved to a wall where protesters
waited with her for the police to arrived (who had been ironically called
by security). When the police arrived a paramedic was sent for and she was
taken to hospital.
were made to the police. If this is how Cambridge Uni deal with peaceful
protesters it makes you wonder how they treat their animals – as if
we didn't know!