STUDENTS who staged a spontaneous peace protest at an armed forces recruitment stand at their university were threatened with arrest yesterday.
The students say they were intimidated by military recruiters, university staff and security guards who called the police. One protester was told: “Go back to Greece.”
The Royal Navy, navy reserves and Royal Air Force were running a recruitment stand at the University of Bradford’s annual spring careers fair.
Protester and biomedical science student Beth Davies said: “This was just a group of students. We saw what was going on and decided something should be done about it.
“The military called security and security threatened to call the police.
“Nobody was arrested because we left before the police arrived.”
The protesters said one foreign student’s identification card was confiscated by security guards, leaving him unable to attend lectures and facing possible exclusion from exams.