Marches through city will disrupt bus services

thisisoxfordshire: Some bus services will be disrupted by marches in the city Some bus services will be disrupted by marches in the city

Some bus services will be disrupted this weekend when two marches take place in the city.

Routes 1, 10, 12 and the TUBE will be delayed on Cowley Road.

A Pro-Palestine march takes place today at 2pm between Cowley and Bonn Square.

A Kurdish Independence walk starts tomorrow at 2.30pm from outside Cowley Road Tesco to the Westgate Centre.

 

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9:38am Sat 16 Aug 14

Lord Palmerstone says...

"Pro-Palestine" presumably equals "pro Hamas". Hamas is a terrorist group. Could there be a "pro Al Qaeda" "pro Sinn Fein IRA" march? I really don't know but it does seem odd.
"Pro-Palestine" presumably equals "pro Hamas". Hamas is a terrorist group. Could there be a "pro Al Qaeda" "pro Sinn Fein IRA" march? I really don't know but it does seem odd. Lord Palmerstone
  • Score: 12

10:31am Sat 16 Aug 14

Quentin Walker says...

Once again, the loony left cause major disruption for no gain.
Once again, the loony left cause major disruption for no gain. Quentin Walker
  • Score: 15

1:15pm Sat 16 Aug 14

Andrew:Oxford says...

This is why local newspapers and journalism is so important. If I hadn't read this story, I would have been shopping in Oxford this afternoon!

As to the march. If they truly believed in their actions....

Why not make their way to the area. Put on a bright yellow vest marked "Oxford Activist" and act as a human shield...
This is why local newspapers and journalism is so important. If I hadn't read this story, I would have been shopping in Oxford this afternoon! As to the march. If they truly believed in their actions.... Why not make their way to the area. Put on a bright yellow vest marked "Oxford Activist" and act as a human shield... Andrew:Oxford
  • Score: -2

2:38pm Sat 16 Aug 14

Myron Blatz says...

Apparently, we live in a free, democratic country where we support the human and civil rights of others - just don't try to demonstrate about Oxford City Council or Oxfordshire County Council cuts, inadequate social housing for men under 60 (especially City Council) and the way the Coalition and County have cut-back funding for social services, and especially youth clubs. When was the last time bus users in Oxford were temporarily inconvenienced by people protesting about the savage cuts in youth service provision, or at the other end of the cuts spectrum, the elderly?
Apparently, we live in a free, democratic country where we support the human and civil rights of others - just don't try to demonstrate about Oxford City Council or Oxfordshire County Council cuts, inadequate social housing for men under 60 (especially City Council) and the way the Coalition and County have cut-back funding for social services, and especially youth clubs. When was the last time bus users in Oxford were temporarily inconvenienced by people protesting about the savage cuts in youth service provision, or at the other end of the cuts spectrum, the elderly? Myron Blatz
  • Score: 4

2:58pm Sat 16 Aug 14

Lord Palmerstone says...

Myron Blatz wrote:
Apparently, we live in a free, democratic country where we support the human and civil rights of others - just don't try to demonstrate about Oxford City Council or Oxfordshire County Council cuts, inadequate social housing for men under 60 (especially City Council) and the way the Coalition and County have cut-back funding for social services, and especially youth clubs. When was the last time bus users in Oxford were temporarily inconvenienced by people protesting about the savage cuts in youth service provision, or at the other end of the cuts spectrum, the elderly?
And it would have been advantageous if they had been inconvenienced daily? How many ways could Liam Byrne have said "there's no money left" to hit upon one comprehensible to you, Myron?
In passing is there adequate "anti-social housing" for men under 60?
Are men under 60 a class of person unable to provide for themselves?
[quote][p][bold]Myron Blatz[/bold] wrote: Apparently, we live in a free, democratic country where we support the human and civil rights of others - just don't try to demonstrate about Oxford City Council or Oxfordshire County Council cuts, inadequate social housing for men under 60 (especially City Council) and the way the Coalition and County have cut-back funding for social services, and especially youth clubs. When was the last time bus users in Oxford were temporarily inconvenienced by people protesting about the savage cuts in youth service provision, or at the other end of the cuts spectrum, the elderly?[/p][/quote]And it would have been advantageous if they had been inconvenienced daily? How many ways could Liam Byrne have said "there's no money left" to hit upon one comprehensible to you, Myron? In passing is there adequate "anti-social housing" for men under 60? Are men under 60 a class of person unable to provide for themselves? Lord Palmerstone
  • Score: -8

9:46am Sun 17 Aug 14

mytaxes says...

Myron Blatz wrote:
Apparently, we live in a free, democratic country where we support the human and civil rights of others - just don't try to demonstrate about Oxford City Council or Oxfordshire County Council cuts, inadequate social housing for men under 60 (especially City Council) and the way the Coalition and County have cut-back funding for social services, and especially youth clubs. When was the last time bus users in Oxford were temporarily inconvenienced by people protesting about the savage cuts in youth service provision, or at the other end of the cuts spectrum, the elderly?
It is a Labour council in the city that refused to pay their share of the Dial a Ride for the elderly nothing to do with the cuts, you only have to look at how they have been splashing money out on other "voter friendly projects". Whilst other councils have frozen council tax Oxford's tax continues to rise.
[quote][p][bold]Myron Blatz[/bold] wrote: Apparently, we live in a free, democratic country where we support the human and civil rights of others - just don't try to demonstrate about Oxford City Council or Oxfordshire County Council cuts, inadequate social housing for men under 60 (especially City Council) and the way the Coalition and County have cut-back funding for social services, and especially youth clubs. When was the last time bus users in Oxford were temporarily inconvenienced by people protesting about the savage cuts in youth service provision, or at the other end of the cuts spectrum, the elderly?[/p][/quote]It is a Labour council in the city that refused to pay their share of the Dial a Ride for the elderly nothing to do with the cuts, you only have to look at how they have been splashing money out on other "voter friendly projects". Whilst other councils have frozen council tax Oxford's tax continues to rise. mytaxes
  • Score: 3

1:50pm Mon 18 Aug 14

King Joke says...

A few thoughts:

- Pro-Palestine does not necessarily equal pro-Hamas. As you haven't been watching the news, let me remind you 2,000 civilians have been recently been killed in aerial bombardment of urban areas. You don't have to be pro-Hamas to be concerned and upset about this.

- Yes it's disruptive but we have a right to protest in this country and jolly good too. As a bus passenger I do not like being disrupted, but I am disrupted on a regular basis by jams of singly-occupied cars and badly parked delivery vehicles. I'd sooner be disrupted by something worthwhile like people exercising their democratic rights.

- Andrew, your comment about bright yellow vests is bizarre. What makes you think the protesters don't believe in what they're protesting about?
A few thoughts: - Pro-Palestine does not necessarily equal pro-Hamas. As you haven't been watching the news, let me remind you 2,000 civilians have been recently been killed in aerial bombardment of urban areas. You don't have to be pro-Hamas to be concerned and upset about this. - Yes it's disruptive but we have a right to protest in this country and jolly good too. As a bus passenger I do not like being disrupted, but I am disrupted on a regular basis by jams of singly-occupied cars and badly parked delivery vehicles. I'd sooner be disrupted by something worthwhile like people exercising their democratic rights. - Andrew, your comment about bright yellow vests is bizarre. What makes you think the protesters don't believe in what they're protesting about? King Joke
  • Score: -1

3:14pm Mon 18 Aug 14

EMBOX2 says...

Pro-palestine does not mean pro-Hamas.

Plenty of Palestinians do not support Hamas, but given the decades of hostilites is it any wonder that many do? If I was being bombed, randomly shot at and people took my land to build houses on, you can be sure I'd be supporting anyone who said they could strike back.

Fact is, Britain is partly to blame for this situation, and Israel are doing to the Palestinians what they did to us years ago, killing our soliders, and indeed are now copying what the Nazis did to the Jews in WW2.

Israel, a wealthy country, is subjecting another state to inhumane treatment. This can only be solved by dialogue and if Israel opened the flood gates of humanitarian-only supplies, and offered to rebuild the country you can bet Hamas would soon lose support.

Personally, I want to see a Palestinian embassy in London, next door to the Israeli embassy. They must live together as brothers, or die together as fools.
Pro-palestine does not mean pro-Hamas. Plenty of Palestinians do not support Hamas, but given the decades of hostilites is it any wonder that many do? If I was being bombed, randomly shot at and people took my land to build houses on, you can be sure I'd be supporting anyone who said they could strike back. Fact is, Britain is partly to blame for this situation, and Israel are doing to the Palestinians what they did to us years ago, killing our soliders, and indeed are now copying what the Nazis did to the Jews in WW2. Israel, a wealthy country, is subjecting another state to inhumane treatment. This can only be solved by dialogue and if Israel opened the flood gates of humanitarian-only supplies, and offered to rebuild the country you can bet Hamas would soon lose support. Personally, I want to see a Palestinian embassy in London, next door to the Israeli embassy. They must live together as brothers, or die together as fools. EMBOX2
  • Score: 1

4:11pm Mon 18 Aug 14

Lord Palmerstone says...

EMBOX2 wrote:
Pro-palestine does not mean pro-Hamas.

Plenty of Palestinians do not support Hamas, but given the decades of hostilites is it any wonder that many do? If I was being bombed, randomly shot at and people took my land to build houses on, you can be sure I'd be supporting anyone who said they could strike back.

Fact is, Britain is partly to blame for this situation, and Israel are doing to the Palestinians what they did to us years ago, killing our soliders, and indeed are now copying what the Nazis did to the Jews in WW2.

Israel, a wealthy country, is subjecting another state to inhumane treatment. This can only be solved by dialogue and if Israel opened the flood gates of humanitarian-only supplies, and offered to rebuild the country you can bet Hamas would soon lose support.

Personally, I want to see a Palestinian embassy in London, next door to the Israeli embassy. They must live together as brothers, or die together as fools.
And a few people chuntering through Oxford and blocking the streets will achieve all this? And Hamas' using the suffering of the people of the country of which they are dictators to make their "point" whatever it may be , is the moral high ground? I think if I lived there and saw these clowns firing off their rockets I might actually feel a teeny weeny bit teed off with them. You apparently would applaud them. Well crackerjack for you.
[quote][p][bold]EMBOX2[/bold] wrote: Pro-palestine does not mean pro-Hamas. Plenty of Palestinians do not support Hamas, but given the decades of hostilites is it any wonder that many do? If I was being bombed, randomly shot at and people took my land to build houses on, you can be sure I'd be supporting anyone who said they could strike back. Fact is, Britain is partly to blame for this situation, and Israel are doing to the Palestinians what they did to us years ago, killing our soliders, and indeed are now copying what the Nazis did to the Jews in WW2. Israel, a wealthy country, is subjecting another state to inhumane treatment. This can only be solved by dialogue and if Israel opened the flood gates of humanitarian-only supplies, and offered to rebuild the country you can bet Hamas would soon lose support. Personally, I want to see a Palestinian embassy in London, next door to the Israeli embassy. They must live together as brothers, or die together as fools.[/p][/quote]And a few people chuntering through Oxford and blocking the streets will achieve all this? And Hamas' using the suffering of the people of the country of which they are dictators to make their "point" whatever it may be , is the moral high ground? I think if I lived there and saw these clowns firing off their rockets I might actually feel a teeny weeny bit teed off with them. You apparently would applaud them. Well crackerjack for you. Lord Palmerstone
  • Score: -1

7:41am Tue 19 Aug 14

King Joke says...

Er, where did Embox say they were applauding Hamas? Nowhere.

As I said before, opposing the hugely disproprtionate Israeli response to rocket attacks in no way endorses Hamas and their position.
Er, where did Embox say they were applauding Hamas? Nowhere. As I said before, opposing the hugely disproprtionate Israeli response to rocket attacks in no way endorses Hamas and their position. King Joke
  • Score: 1

7:53am Tue 19 Aug 14

Lord Palmerstone says...

King Joke wrote:
Er, where did Embox say they were applauding Hamas? Nowhere.

As I said before, opposing the hugely disproprtionate Israeli response to rocket attacks in no way endorses Hamas and their position.
Of course it does. If the evil scum stop firing rockets it stops. If you want more people to be hurt , keep firing the rockets. The terrorists want more people to be hurt. End of.
[quote][p][bold]King Joke[/bold] wrote: Er, where did Embox say they were applauding Hamas? Nowhere. As I said before, opposing the hugely disproprtionate Israeli response to rocket attacks in no way endorses Hamas and their position.[/p][/quote]Of course it does. If the evil scum stop firing rockets it stops. If you want more people to be hurt , keep firing the rockets. The terrorists want more people to be hurt. End of. Lord Palmerstone
  • Score: 0

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