RAMALLAH (Ma'an) – Palestinian students at Birzeit University near Ramallah on Tuesday attacked the car of British Consul-General Sir Vincent Fean, smashing a mirror.
A Ma'an reporter saw a group of students gather in front of the administrative offices on campus where the consul general was at a meeting with university president Khalil al-Hindi.
When Fean left, students approached him chanting and screaming before his security guards surrounded him and prevented physical contact between the students and the consul general.
Some students were carrying rods, according to the reporter. As soon as he seated himself in the car, students attacked it with rods causing minor damage before the driver sped away.
The consul general was scheduled to take part in a symposium at the university, but the event was cancelled after the attack.
Student unions had expressed opposition to Vincent’s visit in protest of the UK's position toward the question of Palestine. more