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Students protest in London, Conservative HQ attacked
CNN ^ | November 10, 2010 11:31 a.m. EST | Atika Shubert,

Posted on 11/10/2010 9:20:39 AM PST by BenLurkin

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.

London's Metropolitan Police did not offer a crowd estimate or have any information about arrests.

Students and university staff are protesting against government plans to allow universities to charge up to 9,000 pounds (about $14,500) per year in tuition fees -- a substantial rise from the current cap.

"We are taking to the streets in unprecedented numbers to tell politicians that enough is enough," NUS president Aaron Porter said in a statement before the demonstration.

"We will not tolerate the previous generation passing on its debts to the next, nor will we pick up the bill to access a college and university education that was funded for them," he said.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: brats; college; protest; protests; riot; socialists; spoiled; uk
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla
Oakland will burn down to the ground.
21 posted on 11/10/2010 10:39:38 AM PST by 2001convSVT ("Repeal ObamaCare")
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To: sinsofsolarempirefan

“Technically it is feasible, politically, it is not....”

I agree with this statement, but...the point is that the difference between a Republic and a Democracy. Here in the States, the President can’t remove the House or the Senate or the Supreme court, but they can remove the President. The Queen or leader of another country can remove their parliments and install their own people. As you stated “politically” would be a disaster, but it has been done in the past. Look at Chavez.

22 posted on 11/10/2010 10:48:09 AM PST by RC2
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To: BenLurkin

This is but another outrage, one of many. Only last week, outnumbered by hundreds of ‘ravers’ illegally ‘partying’ in a building they illegally entered, police stood by all night and into the morning, while drugs were consumed, bottles thrown at the police and the building, private property, vandalized. Look up that one, it is just as bad, if not worse than this.

The liberals and the animals of our country are running riot.CCHQ has been trashed...and nobody will do a damn thing about it. The filthy ‘protesters’ happily boasted for TV cameras, unafraid of any repercussions from their behaviour.

The police, knowing tens of thousands of ‘students’ were turning up decided a couple of hundred police was enough, and that they only expected ‘peaceful’ protest.

If it were up to me that moron that made that decision would be locked up, along with the possibly hundreds that broke into the building, some throwing things off the top of it, including a fire extinguisher, narrowly missing police, almost a certain fatality avoided.

I’m so sick and tired of it, you have no idea, we are an embarrassment, the police powerless and the leftists, anarchists and other animals allowed to run riot.

We needed the police to be sent in and beat the living shit out of these people....but oh no, we can’t do that, it would be against their human rights.

Someone in America, please adopt me...there is no England anymore.

23 posted on 11/10/2010 1:06:56 PM PST by UKrepublican
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To: AntiKev

You should have talked until it did.

24 posted on 11/10/2010 1:11:17 PM PST by derllak
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To: RC2

Of course, Britain’s Parliament is the only body with the authority to create new laws and raise taxes. If the Queen did use her theoretical powers to try and rule by divine right, the government would come to a screeching halt through lack of funds....

... Mind you, considering current events, we might see that anyway sooner or later...

25 posted on 11/10/2010 1:30:32 PM PST by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: BenLurkin

Teargas the little brats and then throw them in prison. No excuse to do otherwise. Is this England’s best and brightest?

26 posted on 11/10/2010 2:51:24 PM PST by dr_who
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