Rees-Mogg Involved in Violent Fracas at Student Event

Video shows violent scenes at a student event where Jacob Rees-Mogg is speaking tonight. Rees-Mogg was scheduled to address the Politics and International Relations Society at the University of the West of England, Bristol.

A student who attended the event told Guido tonight:

“There had been a few threats to the event before on Facebook. There was security brought in for the event. A couple of minutes into Jacob Rees-Mogg’s speech about seven masked protesters came in from the back, some were wearing hoods they started shouting at Rees-Mogg: ‘racist’, ‘bigot’ and ‘how can you work for a fascist government.’ Rees-Mogg tried to speak to them and it quietened down for a bit, security removed some. Then there was a confrontation between a protester and an audience member. Rees-Mogg stepped in to try to separate them and he was pushed. The police were called but didn’t enter the auditorium.”

President of UWE Conservative Society Callum Tucker told Guido:

“I’m disappointed that uninvited individuals wearing balaclavas entered a private event in hostility. He was a gentleman who went to debate and understand them and they didn’t want to listen. Violence has no place in society and freedom of speech should be protected.”

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