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Issue No. 2231

‘It brought me back to the days when I used to protest against cuts. My heart goes out to them’

Turner Prize winner Susan Philipsz backs protesting students who occupied the Tate during the awards

‘Solidarity to the art students who participated in demo at the Tate. Demonstrations as an art form. They should have won the Turner Prize’

Labour MP John McDonnell on Twitter

‘The only thing different about us was our colour. We were angry’

Bournemouth AFC footballer Anton Robinson after he and his black friends were asked to pay up front in Pizza Hut, while a white group weren’t

‘We started hearing that he was saying weird things [like] “It’s good that you guys are getting ready for the jihad”’

Omar Kurdi, a Muslim in California, on how they rumbled an FBI infiltrator at their mosque

‘David Cameron, stop saying that you like the Smiths. No you don’t. I forbid you to like it’

Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr

‘Nice job on the student rallies... I wasn’t praising you when we were stuck in traffic but when I saw why I was like “way to go”’

Band Arcade Fire at a gig

‘Demonstrations and flash mobs can be arranged at the touch of a button’

Acas chief conciliator Peter Harwood is scared

‘None at all’

Nick Clegg on his regrets


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Who Says?
Tue 7 Dec 2010, 18:03 GMT
Issue No. 2231
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