50,000 march in London

Posted: November 10, 2010 in Uncategorized

An estimated 50,000 university and college students and academics marched in Westminster today. They were protesting against the raising of tuition fees to £9000 per student per year of study and the cutting of government funding for teaching in the arts and social sciences. Protestors marched down Whitehall, past parliament, before taking over Millback House, the Conservative party headquarters. Some made it to the roof of the building, being watched by thousands on the ground chanting and burning placards.  The media are reporting that this is the largest student demonstration in a generation.

University of Warwick staff and students were amongst the crowds, with several coach loads leaving campus and many more arriving independently by train.

Hear more about the protest here:

BBC

The Guardian

The Independent

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