Whilst it is a democratic right to protest in Britain, scenes in London at the student demonstrations were deplorable. After several students stormed CCHQ on 10 November, many making their way to the rooftop, 18 year old Edward Woollard was to sum up the stupidity of the violent protesters. Hurling a fire extinguisher from the roof of Tory part HQ, it falling just a metre from police and his fellow protesters below, he could have caused serious injury or death. His actions outraged many across the country, not to mention those peacefully protesting students who must have felt that their cause had been damaged somewhat.
This blog does not condemn the student protests as a whole, but salutes the justice system for imposing a sentence that reflects the severity of Woollards crime, two years and eight months in prison.