This afternoon, the University appealed for anyone who took mobile footage of the fracas to contact police.
A statement said UWE are working with police to investigate what happened:"We can confirm that our security staff responded to the incident within two minutes and efficiently managed the situation, which was closed down within five minutes of starting, before police arrived."
“If any of our students are identified as having participated in the protest we will follow normal University processes, with immediate suspension as a neutral act and investigation through our formal disciplinary procedures."
It stated that the current "around-the-clock security and high definition CCTV monitoring across all campuses" would now be reviewed and that "the use of bodycams for all security staff" and the possibility of further security for outside speaker events would be looked at."
UWE Bristol respects the rights of legal freedom of speech both in society and on our campus and the right to peaceful protest. It is important that different views and perspectives are engaged with, debated and understood in a respectful, civilised democracy."
Rees-Mogg keeps up the pressure on Brexit negotiations
Chancellor Philip Hammond has been rebuked after stoking up a row with
Eurosceptic conservatives by suggesting any change to Britain's trade relations
with the EU after Brexit could be "very modest".
In a sign of Tory sensitivity on the issue, a Downing Street source said the
plans to leave the customs union and single market "could not be described as
very modest changes".
Mr Hammond's comment came as leading Tory Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg urged
ministers not to be "timid and cowering" in their approach to EU withdrawal.
Mr Rees-Mogg, chairman of the influential European Research Group, was warning
that close alignment with the EU after Brexit would prevent "meaningful" trade
deals with other countries, leaving Britain a "vassal" of the remaining
The leader of the influential
Tory Brexiteer group and North East Somerset MP, Jacob Rees Mogg, will strongly criticise the government's
approach to the Brext talks in a speech tonight.
He will say the tone needs to
fundamentally change, and will warn that no-one "voted for the management of
In a pre--published copy of his speech he says: "for too long our
negotiators seemed to have been cowed by the EU. Their approach seems to be
they must accept what the EU will allow us to do and build from there. This is
no way to negotiate and it is no way for this country to behave."
Rees Mogg's comments come ahead
of the Brexit Secretary's speech tomorrow when David Davis is to outline the
governments approach to the next phase of the Brexit talks.
The North-East Somerset
MP - who has not official role in the Brexit negotiations - has been a lifelong Eurosceptic and was one of the leading lights in the
Leave campaign. His voice is always listened to closely as an
informed and passionate Brexiteer.
These comments show how
keen he and fellow Eurosceptics are to keep up pressure on the government.
Rees-Mogg protester explains appearance
The North East Somerset MP, Jacob Rees-Mogg, was interrupted at a Conservative party conference event in Manchester yesterday.
He spoke to some of the protesters, one of whom has today explained why he stormed the event and demanded to speak to him.