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A University of Liverpool student has been filmed purposefully waking up student protestors camping on Abercromby Square by shouting and playing the song Rule, Britannia! from a speaker.


A University of Liverpool student has been filmed purposefully waking up student protestors camping on Abercromby Square by shouting and playing the song Rule, Britannia! from a speaker.

Walking past the pro-Palestine encampment at 3am early last Saturday morning, the man addressed the camera as he stood beside the camp, before beginning to sing along loudly to the chorus of the song.

He then engaged with a protestor who emerged from the encampment, accusing them of “trespassing” on “his university” and “intimidating people”.

 

 

Pro-Palestine demonstrators set up an encampment last week on Abercromby Square and intend to remain until the University of Liverpool meet their demands, which include the university calls for an immediate ceasefire and offers Palestinian scholarships and assistance in rebuilding infrastructure.

Protestors have occupied the square, which has been declared as a “liberated zone” and renamed as Alareer Square, since May 6th.

Footage of incident in the early hours of May 11th has circulated online and shows the Liverpool student speaking to the camera, where he announced the time and where he was.

Standing on the path that wraps around the square, he said: “It’s currently 3am, this is Alareer Square, it’s actually Abercromby Square but for some reason that’s part of Palestine now.”

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