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Student protest in London at tuition fee rise

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Student protest in London at tuition fee rise


Students across the country have come together in London to protest against the government’s proposed hike in tuition fees.

They’ve been angered by the coalition’s plans to charge up to ten and a half thousand euros per year.

Starting in Trafalgar Square, the students marched past Downing Street and then onto Whitehall where they were held up by police.

The Liberal Democrats have particularly taken a lot of flak over their U-turn on a pledge against a rise.

The students are also critical of plans to withdraw funding for certain subjects in the wake of the budget cuts.

A stranded police van was attacked and after police intervention, they were then allowed to reach Parliament Square where further clashes took place.

Police were surprised by the scale of the violence at a similar demonstration two weeks ago when a fifty thousand strong group assembled in London.

A small group broke away and stormed the Conservative Party Headquarters, where multiple arrests were made.

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