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Jody McIntyre: Here’s An Opposing View

by | 15th, December 2010

SO. What news of Jody MacInytre , the cerebral palsy sufferer filmed being hauled from his wheelchair by police during the students fees protest in London? He was a University student who won a place to study:

I lasted approximately three days at University before dropping out. Clearly, it wasn’t my cup of tea.

Talking to Ben Brown on the BBC , Macintrye says he does not look like a threat. But can who is and who is not a threat be so easily ascertained?  Brown does his argument few favours with the line:

“There’s a suggestion that you were rolling in the direction of the police.”

Had only the police stood on top of a slope.

Anyhow, this is what he had to say about his involvement at the first student demo, when a fire extinguisher was tossed off the roof by one Edward Woollard :

But then, the chants changed… “To the stairs! To the stairs!” Two policemen blocking a tiny door were soon brushed aside, and around fifty of us forced our way through before they had a chance to re-seal the entrance.

It was an epic mission to the top. Nine floors; eighteen flights of stairs. Two friends carried my wheelchair, and I walked. We couldn’t give up now.

When we finally made it to the roof, a feeling of calm descended. I looked over the edge; thousands of students, three massive bonfires and masses of passion still occupied the courtyard. The Tory’s HQ was on it’s last legs. And we were on the

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