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UK students protest against tuition increase

11-25-2010 08:33 BJT

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British students have staged another protest against a planned increase in university tuition fees and education budget cuts. Wednesday's demonstration came two weeks after violent protests by more than 50-thousand students and activists in London.

Students marched across Trafalgar Square in central London and on to Downing Street, the official residence of British Prime Minister David Cameron. The demonstrations are against government plans to triple the annual university tuition to about 14-thousand US dollars, and to withdraw public funding for many courses.

Students attack a police van in Whitehall during a demonstration over tuition fees
and university funding on November 24, 2010 in London, United Kingdom. This is the
second student day of action and a student march on the 10th November caused
widespread damage to Millbank Tower and the Metropolitan police were accused of
greatly underestimating the amount of demonstrators. There are plans to raise the
student tuition fees in England. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)


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