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Students protest against tuition fee hike in UK

11-11-2010 16:36 BJT

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Tens of thousands of students have marched through London to protest plans to triple university tuition fees. At times the protests erupted in violence, with students trashing a government building.

50-thousand students, lecturers and supporters demonstrated against plans to raise annual tuition costs to 9-thousand pounds.

The government plans to slash state funding for universities to help tackle its budget deficit.

Protesters near Millbank Tower stormed a building containing the headquarters of the governing Conservative Party. Eight people including police officers were injured in the clash.


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