British Students Tear Down Fences Outside College Dorms During Second UK Lockdown

( Students in the United Kingdom are not complying with the second lockdown order imposed by so-called conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Video footage and photographs shared online show how students from the University of Manchester gathered outside to tear down the “prison-like” metal fences that had been erected around their college dorms to enforce social distancing.

The United Kingdom entered the new lockdown on Thursday and is expected to leave lockdown on December 2.

Students gathered on the Fallowfield campus of Manchester University where they found fences suddenly erected without warning. There was no way to pass by the fences without passing an exit that was guarded by security guards.

British newspaper The Guardian reported that an email sent to the students from the university informed them that the security staff would “ensure that only students who live in that accommodation can access safely and help avoid the mixing of households.”

Under the lockdown rules, people in the United Kingdom are not allowed to mix households. People who live alone are allowed to mix with one other household and form a “support bubble.” As university students

A student told The Guardian that they don’t understand why they need fences to protect them from the virus.

“It makes us like they don’t trust us, it feels like they’re locking us in our rooms,” the student added.

You can see images of the protest below, where the gates were torn down by the angry students.

Wouldn’t you do the same?

Earlier this year, students in Manchester Metropolitan University were forced to isolate in their dorms after a large number of additional COVID-19 cases were found at the university. It resulted in students putting signs up in their windows that read “HMP MMU,” which stands for “Her Majesty’s Prison, Manchester Met University.”

It prompted widespread outrage in the media, with some condemning students for not complying and others expressing anger that students were being forced to pay full price for their education despite also being made to study digitally from their bedrooms.