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BREAKING: Two further men charged with violent disorder following protest at University of Birmingham. Full details: http://t.co/H5122UH98H
West Midlands Police have charged two further men with violent disorder after a protest at the University of Birmingham on Wednesday.
It follows a charge against another man earlier today. Ten other people have been released on police bail following disorder which saw buildings on the Edgbaston campus damaged.
A 22-year-old man has been charged with violent disorder following the protests at the University of Birmingham on Wednesday.
Simon Furse, of Pershore Road, Edgbaston, is due to appear at Birmingham Magistrates Court this morning.
13 people were initially arrested following the protest, which turned violent when protesters clashed with Police and security, but five men and five women were released on bail last night.
Two more men remain in Police custody.
The Vice-Chancellor of Staffordshire University says students want the vibrancy of a city when they go to university to study.
Prof Michael Gunn spoke to ITV News Central following the announcement by the university that it plans to relocate the majority of its courses away from a campus in Stafford, creating a single main campus in Stoke-on-Trent.
Protesters can be heard shouting 'occupy' as they gain entry to Birmingham University, before tussling with security guards.
This video is courtesy of The Tab Birmingham.
A Birmingham University spokesman has condemned the actions of Defend Education Birmingham, the group who carried out yesterday's protest:
The actions of Defend Education Birmingham - a group not affiliated to the Guild of Students or in any way representative of our student body - included defacing buildings and property, throwing smoke bombs and fireworks, smashing down doors, damaging buildings including Aston Webb and the Old Joe clock tower, as well as injuring staff.
She went on to say the University had 'no choice' but to call in Police support, after buildings and property was defaced by protestors yesterday:
Given the serious nature of their actions, the University had no choice but to ask the police for assistance in restoring order and protecting students, staff and university property... Whilst peaceful protest is part of university life, the University cannot tolerate behaviour that causes harm to individuals, damage to property or significant disruption to our university community.
Fresh pictures show how yesterday's protesters at Birmingham University gained access to the main Aston Webb building through a rear door.
Staffordshire University's decision to move students to a main campus in Stoke-on-Trent will benefit the areas economy, according to the Chair of the Board of Governors, Steve Burgin.
Mr Burgin feels the move will benefit both students and the region.
“Staffordshire University will continue to serve theStaffordshire community by contributing to economic growth in the region which will ultimately benefit our graduates and help them find suitable employment in the county.”
Following the arrests of 13 people after a protest at Birmingham University yesterday, Police Superintendent Lee Kendrick has said:
This may well have been billed as a peaceful protest, but it escalated into a serious public order incident - a criminal investigation has been launched and anyone found to have acted unlawfully will be punished.
Following accusations on social media since the event, Superintendent Kendrick went on to deny that Police were 'kettling' demonstrators, saying:
We strongly refute any suggestions of containing or ‘kettling’ a lawful protest. Police were called to the site by the university as a result of demonstrators breaking into buildings, damaging property and assaulting staff. The suspects were detained by police and required to give their details ahead of the pending criminal investigation - any that refused were arrested.
Stoke-on-Trent City Council leader, Mohammed Pervez, has welcomed the decision to create a main university campus at it's Stoke-on-Trent base.
Plans include relocating the computing and entertainment technology courses from Beaconside in Stafford by 2016.
– Mohammed Pervez, Stoke-on-Trent City Council leader.
“This news demonstrates Stoke-on-Trent’s growing reputation as a university city, and our commitment to ensuring young people are able to achieve their maximum potential in education and gain skills at the highest level locally.