Burns condemns anti-semitism at conference

Interrupting the morning’s proceedings, Burns today addressed conference concerning the attack on the National Union of Jewish Students’s conference stall. He asserted ‘There are lots of things that are special about the student movement…but perhaps the thing that is most special is the fact that we champion and celebrate diversity’, before going on to detail that UJS stall was vandalised yesterday evening, with ‘materials destroyed… and religious symbols torn or covered up’.

He went on to condemn those who had taken part, noting that ‘disgraceful..[actions like these] turns a safe space into a site of fear’, before going on to warn that ‘we will drive those responsbile out of our conference and out of our movement’, and suggested that if any vandals were present today, they would be best to ‘leave now before we find out who you are’.

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