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Four protesters along Edinburgh royal procession routes arrested for breaches of the peace

Four protesters have been arrested in Edinburgh in relation to breaches of the peace during royal processions following the death of Queen Elizabeth II. The first arrest occurred on Sunday 11 September at the ceremony of the proclamation of the Prince Charles as the new King. As crowds gathered, a 22 year old student of […]

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Does the police want us to like them or fear them?

It has been over 7 months since Sarah Everard was tragically murdered. I still think of her most days. Whether it’s walking alone from a tutorial in the dark or staggering across the Meadows with a group of equally wrecked people, her story still crosses my mind. Last week, more details were released to the […]

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Young Woman missing in Edinburgh for several days has been found at last

A young Edinburgh woman who went missing last month has been found safe and well by police. Bervely Chaleka was reported missing on Wednesday 22nd September by her family and appeals to find her gained thousands of views across social media.  Her disappearance came at a time of great anxiety for young women up and […]

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Princes Street evacuated due to suspected bomb

At around 2pm on Monday the 20th, at least one block on Princes Street was evacuated due to a suspected bomb being found outside the Scottish National Gallery. With one of Edinburgh’s busiest streets coming to a standstill on Monday afternoon, bomb disposal teams were spotted at the scene after a suspicious package was found […]

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Women demand change, not more policing

CW: sexual violence “We no longer trust the police” – how some women are viewing new policing laws with contempt Feminist groups feel the police are failing to protect them, and are demanding change at a societal level to tackle violence against women.  The past month has seen the killing of a woman, Sarah Everard, […]

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Vigils held in remembrance of Sarah Everard

Undeterred by the Metropolitan Police banning the event, a crowd of hundreds gathered at Clapham Common in London on Saturday afternoon to hold a vigil in tribute to Sarah Everard, the 33-year-old woman whose killing has sparked a national uproar about gendered violence and the safety of women.  The event was planned in Clapham Common, […]

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16-year-old arrested in connection with library attack

CW: racial abuse and physical assault A 16-year-old has been arrested in connection with a racially aggravated assault that took place outside the University of Edinburgh’s main library in George Square on 11 December. Speaking to The Student last week, the individual subjected to the attack stated: “What terrifies me the most is that it […]

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Extinction Rebellion labelled as ‘extremist’ in police document

Counter-terrorism police in the South-East came under fire recently as an official safeguarding programme included Extinction Rebellion (XR) on an official list of dangerous extremist groups earlier this month. Anti-extremism police members placed XR alongside neo-Nazi and pro-terrorist Islamist groups in the anti-radicalisation program Prevent. The since-amended error, concerning a 12-page guide that stands as […]