British Consul General Sir Vincent Fean
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UK diplomat Sir Vincent Fean flees West Bank university

Palestinian students at Birzeit university in the West Bank have staged protests preventing British Consul General from speaking on campus.

Sir Vincent Fean was mobbed by students who chanted and held banners protesting what they said was Britain's support for Israeli policies.

Campus security guards shielded the diplomat from protesters as he made his way to his car before being driven off.

Sir Vincent Fean was scheduled to meet students at the university to discuss Britain's Middle East policies.

  • 05 Mar 2013