The organisers accused the Union’s leadership of “attempting to use the dangerous rise of fascist and far right movements around the world to gain publicity and further their own careers.
The activist was allegedly able to recite a poem for the onlookers before being removed from the statue by security guards, and detained by police outside the museum.
Oxford Climate Justice Campaign (OCJC) and Zero Carbon (ZC) have presented evidence which contradicts statements made by the Metropolitan Police in the aftermath of the incidents during Sunday’s Boat Race.
In an open letter, the students write: “We refuse to succumb to this environment of fear and suspicion. We refuse to see our friends as enemies. We refuse to hate those we hold dear. This is not our war.”
Co-chair elect Grace Davis, who submitted the motion, said: "You can believe that there are institutional problems with the police whilst still condemning the abuse of individual police officers"
"Throughout these myopic, finger-pointing generalisations, it soon becomes easy to forget that those protesting outside the Union are united behind a cause we all sympathise with. They are saying no to fascism, racism and hate speech."
While some may hold the view of music as an absolute art form, the fact is that music is an integral part of human culture, society and our passion for protest
About 100 people gathered in protest of the recent trial, in which the alleged victim’s underwear was used as evidence against her in court
Protesters called on specific colleges to divest millions of pounds from fossil fuels, arms and tobacco companies
The conduct of the protestors was ineffective and childish