UK protest over university fees

Up to 50,000 students demonstrate near London’s houses of parliament against tough austerity measures.

Tens of thousands of students are protesting against plans by the British government to raise university tuition fees, smashing windows and lighting fires in London.

Wednesday’s protest near the houses of parliament is the largest street demonstration in the country since the government announced tough austerity measures to curb public deficit, which includes plans to raise annual tuition by $14,000.

Students attempted to force their way into the party headquarters of David Cameron, the prime minister, forcing the building to be evacuated.

Jonah Hull reports from London.

Source: Al Jazeera

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