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Cambridge protest at Strauss-Kahn visit

by Amy Gilligan
Issue No. 2294

Protest at the Cambridge Union Society (Pic: Repeat Fanzine)

Protest at the Cambridge Union Society (Pic: Repeat Fanzine)

Some 200 people protested against alleged rapist and former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn in Cambridge last Friday (see right).

Strauss-Khan was speaking at the posh Cambridge Union Society.

The protest meant he was forced to sneak through little‑known passages connecting the Union to surrounding buildings—and make his exit out of Pizza Express.

The road outside the Union building was blocked as the crowds heard many women bravely tell of their experiences of rape and sexual assault.

There were large numbers of private security and police, as well as a two metre metal fence encircling the building.

Strauss-Khan began speaking at 7.30pm and immediately protesters made their presence heard with chants of “Shame on you!”

Attempts were made to breach the fence, and a number of activists managed to briefly break into the secure area.

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Tue 13 Mar 2012, 18:13 GMT
Issue No. 2294
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