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Protests against tuition hike turn violent in London

At least 14 injured among crowd of 50,000

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Upwards of 50,000 people gathered in London Wednesday to protest tuition hikes. As of nightfall, at least 14 people, including both police and protesters, had been taken to hospital after violence broke out. Protests were centered on the 30 Millbank building where the Conservative party is headquartered. In the early afternoon, protesters smashed the building’s windows and stood on the roof waving anarchist flags. Riot police now have the building under control. The protests are ongoing, with hundreds gathered around at least two different fires, chanting slogans like “Tory scum.” The day of action was organized by the National Union of Students, who are opposed to a proposed U.K. austerity measure which would allow universities to charge as much as $20,000 per year. The House of Commons will vote on the bill in December.

Telegraph

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