Student Protest In London
A group of demonstrators broke into the headquarters of Britain’s governing Conservative Party in London Wednesday, spray-painting anarchy symbols and setting off flares before being forced out of the building.
They went on to set fires outside the building.
The violence came during a largely peaceful protest by students against government plans to allow universities to increase tuition fees. The National Union of Students said 40,000 demonstrators were on the streets.
Extra police officers were sent to deal with the violence, London’s Metropolitan Police said.
Eight people suffered minor injuries in the protests were taken to hospitals, police said. Injured included both police and protesters.
Police arrest was not immediate information.
Students and university staff are protesting against government plans to universities per year £ 9000 (about $ 14,500) for permission to charge tuition fees – 3,000 pounds (about $ 4,800), the current cap a substantial increase.
“We are taking to the streets in unprecedented numbers that tell the politicians have had enough” of the National Union of Students president Aaron Porter said in a statement before the show.
“We passed on the last next generation to not put up with their debts, nor are we a college and university education was funded access to them will take the bill,” he said.
Government to increase tuition fees for university students to scrap some subsidies as it tries to cut a huge budget deficit does.
Plan defenders say that they’re allowed universities to maximize will not charge, but an education policy expert told CNN that they will.
“What is it that places (university) will be held down the number – the government, the number of students admitted to universities because the government can make them a loan subsidy limit will continue through the” Bahram Bekhradnia Director Higher Education Policy Institute said.
“University students want to get the best work of those with university degrees will go to the” he continued.
“It seems economically sensible universities as they can. It will not immediately, but in the medium term, most universities will charge the maximum is much to charge,” he said, adding that what happened when Max was last increased four years ago