Violence continues in British tuition battle - Macleans.ca

Violence continues in British tuition battle

At least 19 people have been injured

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Student protests against a proposal to triple tuition fees in Britain have once again turned violent. Some 20,000 students descended on London as Parliament was debating legislation that would see tuition rise from 3,000 pounds to 9,000 pounds ($14,000) in preparation for a vote later today. “Protesters hurled flares, sticks, snooker balls and paint balls at officers as they attempted to break through metal barriers outside the Houses of Parliament,” the Telegraph reported. At least 19 people have been injured, including three police officers, and six who were hospitalized.

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