Aaron Porter faces 'antisemitic' abuse at student march

January 31, 2011

Footage of the National Union of Students (NUS) fees rally in Manchester on January 29, during which NUS president Aaron Porter faced antisemitic abuse.

Mr Porter, who is not Jewish, was led away as protesters chanted “Tory Jew scum”.

The Union of Jewish Students (UJS) has expressed its outrage. In a statement, UJS said: “Legitimate criticism and debate are an important part of NUS, but abuse such as ‘Jew scum’ has no place in our student movement.

“At a time when students should be united in defence of higher education, this harmful discourse does nothing but divide us.”

Last updated: 4:40pm, January 31 2011