What began as a peaceful protest over student fees quickly transformed into a hate-filled riot. As a result of these actions, the NUS has caused huge embarrassment for itself and for London, which has affected many hundreds of innocent bystanders.
The NUS organised and advertised this protest by calling it a ‘Demolition March’ - and they certainly achieved this aim. Whilst bricks and mortar can indeed be repaired, it is the reputation of the NUS that was demolished by yesterday’s violence. Hollow sound bites and pathetic excuses from the organisation’s President Aaron Porter speak volumes about just how out of touch the NUS is with it’s members. The only way to draw a line under this tragic state of events is for its current President to do the right thing and step down.