Who's Gus Baker?
on Tuesday 07 Dec 2010
region: South West
I've noticed that Gus Baker has become the 'go to guy' for press looking for responses from the student protest movement.
Is this a cover name for a group statement? Or is it just one person? If so, who are they and why are they giving statements that are being interpreted as from a whole movement?
Not being nasty, more interested if there is a communications tactics being thought about, and Gus if you read this please reply, but its a tad worrying, especially as they may be unwittingly opening themselves up for hassle and maybe a charge if the demo / occupations blazed up.
These two from BBC Bristol:
One protest organiser, Gus Baker, said: "It's important that police allow students their democratic right to protest."
Protest organiser Gus Baker, who had earlier accused Mr Williams of planning to vote in favour of the proposals, said: "If he votes against it - fantastic. But if he abstains he'll be breaking his pledge and betraying students."
One organiser of student protests in Bristol, Gus Baker, said it was "great" they wanted to talk.
The University of Bristol student said it was "important that we retain our right to express our feelings".
"The protesters just want to make their voice heard and don't want any violence and there's been no suggestions of violence in the Bristol protests," he added.