Now we must ban drink from the streets in student areas

UK“… This year alone saw 500 students and residents participate in the sporting part of the festival this week. Many more returned home to celebrate the day with their families. But as we know, a minority of students, and I stress it was a minority, upset their neighbours and fellow students with their anti-social behaviour. I know fellow students have been upset because many worked alongside the police and Community Wardens to try and calm the situation. I know, because by yesterday afternoon my colleague Ciarnan Helferty, President of the Students’ Union had received over 200 emails from students expressing their disgust at the actions of a few. It is a minority that must be dealt with. And I know for a fact it is a minority that will be dealt with …” (more)

[Laura Hawthorne, Belfast Telegraph, 19 March]

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