Skip to comments.Violent protests as MPs vote to raise tuition fees
Posted on 12/09/2010 1:22:52 PM PST by Kartographer
The vote will mean fees being almost tripled, as the government saw its majority cut by three-quarters in a backbench rebellion.
Heather Sharp, BBC News, central London Scuffles broke out in front of Westminster Abbey. A flare was thrown, and placards and sticks flew above the crowds.
The demonstrators pushed at the police line to shouts of "no ifs, no buts, no education cuts".
One of the protesters struggled back through crowd with blood running down his face as another held a burning placard aloft.
As the sun went down and the vote neared, groups of students in the rest of Parliament Square gathered around bonfires.
The warmest and the biggest of the bonfires turned out to be a park bench.
Live coverage Less than half of Lib Dem MPs voted for the government's plans for tuition fees.
There were 21 Lib Dem and six Conservative MPs who voted against the coalition.
Mounted police were used to control crowds, as thousands of demonstrators protested outside the Houses of Parliament.
The London Ambulance Service says 19 people have been treated for injuries - six have been taken to hospital.
There were angry clashes as protesters - some throwing missiles - fought to break through police lines. Fires were started and buildings sprayed with graffiti.
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Top down, bottom up, insane out in the streets. Van Jonesish don’tchaknow! Coming to American streets int he near and calculated future. Our little picnic will have a heavy racial tint to it, thanks to Barry the Bastard’s czarists regime.
I wonder how many were really students and how many were “professional protesters”? Unions were involved too of course - looking out for the workers of the world.
Like spoiled children that throw tantrums when the parents can’t afford something they want.
That country is truly messed up.
Universities should be for the academic elite not some kind of rite of passage for all and sundry, lowering standards and devaluing vocational qualifications.
Are you aware that US MSM is reporting this as an anarchist protest not a socialist progressive protest.
To yours first, I hear.
tell them if they don’t stop the fees will be quadrupled.
>>Coming to American streets int he near and calculated future. Our little picnic will have a heavy racial tint to it, thanks to Barry the Bastards czarists regime.<<
Yeah, this maybe should be on the Civil War II ping list. ;)
(Thanks for the subtle hint B4Ranch!)
Pitiful, really pitiful.
Ah, but that’s what progressivism is all about, forming everyone except the highest elite into nice neet sameness bricks with which to construct the managed society. *BTW, good to see you posting ... drawing any new toons?
That’s me, Mr. Subtle.
Brits griping about tuition at Oxford or Cambridge going from $4000 to $5000 per annum.