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Second day of angry student protests in Italy

25/11/10 16:18 CET

Italian students and teachers have staged another day of demonstrations against government reforms.

Hundreds have taken to the streets of Rome for the second day in a row.

The government maintains reform is needed to make universities more cost-effective, but protesters say the system will be worse.

One demonstrator said: “People like me will no longer exist. Researchers with a permanent contract will disappear, replaced by people hired on short-term contracts. Job precariousness will continue.”

Yesterday students attacked the Senate, and students held sit-ins at universities in other main centres.

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