VIDEO: Sheffield students invade Nick Clegg’s office

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Nick Clegg’s Sheffield Hallam constituency office has been occupied by student protestors.

The local MP and deputy prime minister’s office was the target of the Free University of Sheffield Group, which campaigns for free education.

Students protest at Nick Clegg's Sheffield Hallam constituency office in Nether Green. Image: @APhillips_2014

Students protest at Nick Clegg's Sheffield Hallam constituency office in Nether Green. Image: @APhillips_2014

Some of the students got inside the building and tried to put up banners. The police were called and they were ordered to leave the building but they continued to protest outside.

Sociology student Alison Kwan said: “Our intention was to transform Nick Clegg’s constituency office to a space for free learning run by consensus and direct democracy. It’s as a respose to the fee rise in 2010 and has been timed to be in the lead-up to the general election.

“We were intimidated out of the office by the police so we went to the car park to have a seminar.”

History and politics student Toby McKenzie-Barnes said: “We are trying to show Nick Clegg that it’s completely unacceptable that he betrayed the people who gave him their trust in the last election.”

Students protest at Nick Clegg's Sheffield Hallam constituency office in Nether Green. Photo: @emilygeoghegan1

Students protest at Nick Clegg's Sheffield Hallam constituency office in Nether Green. Photo: @emilygeoghegan1

The students outside the office on Nethergreen Road, Nether Green, held banners reading ‘Clegg betrayed us, we want revenge’.

Two police officers attended and spoke to the students, some of whom were dressed in suits and wearing masks with Mr Clegg’s face on them.

A Liberal Democrat spokesman said: “Earlier today, a small group of people briefly entered the office. They were asked to leave by a member of staff but refused.

“The police were called and the group left peacefully after a short sit in protest.”

Students protest at Nick Clegg's Sheffield Hallam constituency office in Nether Green. Photo: @APhillips_2014

Students protest at Nick Clegg's Sheffield Hallam constituency office in Nether Green. Photo: @APhillips_2014