Italian, British students protest education changes

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Italian students have marched in Rome against planned education spending cuts.

The protesters say it will starve Italy’s university system of much-needed funding.

Students streamed through the Italian capital, waving banners and shouting slogans such as “education is on its knees.”

Meanwhile, their British counterparts also took to the streets on Tuesday.

They are angry at the coalition government’s plans to hike tution fees to up to 9,000 pounds a year (10,7000 euros).

A parliamentary vote on the issue is due next month.

It could prove embarassing for junior coalition partners, the Liberal Democrats.

The party had expressly promised not to raise fees in their election manifesto earlier this year.