Saturday, March 10, 2012

Strauss-Kahn Uni Protest: 2 Arrested

Two people have been arrested after protesters clashed with police while Dominique Strauss-Kahn gave a lecture on economics to students at Cambridge University.

The former International Monetary Fund chief was greeted by angry demonstrators brandishing banners and placards when he arrived to address the Cambridge Union Society on Friday.

Trouble flared after around 150 people from the university's student union Women's Campaign gathered outside the building after marching through the city in protest against the event.

Mr Strauss-Kahn quit the IMF after he was accused of sexually assaulting a chambermaid in a New York hotel last year.

He has also faced attempted rape claims in Paris and was challenged by protesters about the allegations, all of which were dropped.

Journalists were barred from listening to the talk - but one student in the audience asked the 62-year-old about the US incident.

Student Niki Horsfall, 23, who attended the speech, said Mr Strauss-Kahn's response to the question was "very professional". Read More