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Thousands of students march through London

By Editor
Thousands of students march through London

The dimming flames of the 2010/11 protests were ignited last night when thousands of students and education activists protested through the city of London.

Marching through the centre, students were protesting against the tripling of tuition fees, cuts in education as well as student debt, causing one of the largest higher education protests in years.

MP Caroline Lucas tweeted her support, but whilst agreeing to the sentiment of the day, the NUS didn't officially endorse the day of action.

 

The event was organised by the Nation Campaign Against Fees and Cuts whose motto for the event was 'we are students, not customers.'

Aaron Kiely, who helped arrange the day said: "If Germany can do it [scrap tuition fees] then why can't Britain?"

The BBC are reporting that the march resulted in 11 arrests (two of which came when a pair attempted to jostle their way in the Conservative party headquarters), but on the whole was lively and good natured demonstration.

 

The event was organised by the Nation Campaign Against Fees and Cuts whose motto for the event was 'we are students, not customers.'

Aaron Kiely, who helped arrange the day said: "If Germany can do it [scrap tuition fees] then why can't Britain?"

The BBC are reporting that the march resulted in 11 arrests (two of which came when a pair attempted to jostle their way in the Conservative party headquarters), but on the whole was lively and good natured demonstration.

Whilst there were scuffles with the police towards the end, the march ended harmoniously in Parliament Square.

Were you at the protest yesterday? Let us know how it went via Twitter or Facebook.

 

Tagged: students, student, new, london, huffington post, help, free, education, bbc, 2014

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