VIOLENT: Students smashing windows, London protest over tuition fees at 30 Millbank

10 Nov

A huge protest against the British government’s plan to triple university tuition fees descended into violence today after hundreds of angry demonstrators smashed their way into the London headquarters of Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservative Party. The scale of the London protest defied expectations, with an estimated 50000 turning out to vent their anger at government plans to raise tuition fees while cutting the state grant for university teaching. Britain’s most senior police officer was tonight forced to admit he was “embarrassed” that his officers had lost control of the capital’s streets in scenes reminiscent of last year’s G20 demonstration. The mayor of London, Boris Johnson, said police should ask how a small minority of students had “shamefully abused their right to protest”.

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