Professor suspended over claims he incited G20 violence

UK“One of the leading organisers of next Wednesday’s Financial Fools’ Day protests was last night suspended from his role as Professor of Anthropology at the University of East London, on full pay. Chris Knight, who has been a lecturer in anthropology at the university since 1989, and professor since 2000, was informed of his suspension yesterday evening, and was told it was because of an interview he gave to a newspaper this week in which he is quoted as ‘inciting criminal action, specifically violence against policemen and women and damage to banking institutions’. In an interview with the Evening Standard, Knight was pictured with a placard bearing the slogan ‘Eat the bankers’, and quoted as saying: ‘If they [the police] want violence, they’ll get it’ …” (more)

[Richard Rogers, Guardian, 27 March]

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