Free Education Demonstration Ends In Arrests

BethPH
By BethPH Last edited 41 months ago
Free Education Demonstration Ends In Arrests
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A demonstration against tuition fees and student debt ended with 11 arrests yesterday after protesters clashed with police.

Thousands of students led by the organisation Student Assembly Against Austerity arrived in central London for the Free Education march. Protesters gathered at the University of London before heading for Whitehall to demand the government scrap tuition fees.

The demonstration had been largely peaceful until it reached Parliament Square, when a group of protesters threw missiles at police and pulled down fencing. A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police said the arrests included affray, assault on a police officer and violent disorder.

London has seen a series of protests this autumn. The Free Education demonstration follows Anonymous's Million Mask March, the union-led Britain Needs A Pay Rise campaign and a series of Occupy protests culminating in a lone protester scaling the statue of Winston Churchill.

Photos by Chris Beckett and Ian Davidson in the Londonist Flickr pool.

Last Updated 20 November 2014

Roy Berger

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Hand Me An Icepick

The actions of a few discredit the many.

Guest

This is an utterly pointless article that only seeks to dissuade people from supporting the students fighting for freedom in education - a the ability to learn and further ourselves is a RIGHT, not a privilege. What this article shamefully fails to mention is that EVERY SINGLE ARRESTEE FROM THE STUDENT MARCH HAS BEEN RELEASED WITH NO CHARGES MADE AT ALL.

Wheres that information then Londonist? What a complete load of anti-freedom b*****ks. Who's lining your pockets with coffers? Corruption runs rise and it is only by consciously making yourself aware of the lies fabricated in the media - BBC included, that we as individuals can create the change that is so badly needed in this country. Don't take my word for it. Don't take the Londonist's word either. Search for your own facts - they're there if you look hard enough.

Callum Kookoo

This is an utterly pointless article that only seeks to dissuade
people from supporting the students fighting for freedom in education - a
the ability to learn and further ourselves is a RIGHT, not a privilege.
What this article shamefully fails to mention is that EVERY SINGLE
ARRESTEE FROM THE STUDENT MARCH HAS BEEN RELEASED WITH NO CHARGES MADE AT ALL.

Wheres that information then Londonist? What a complete
load of anti-freedom b*****ks. Who paid for your education then Beth Parnell-Hopkinson? Did you study at Oxbridge or was it one of the sub-Oxbridge Universities like York, Exeter or Cardiff? This article smacks of aternate agenda and class division. If you are reading this comment Beth consider why you wrote this article in the way you did, is that really what you stand for deep down? To deride the opportunity for education to be based on personal ability rather than money? I'll leave that for you to decide.

Corruption runs rise and it is only by consciously making yourself aware
of the lies fabricated in the media - BBC included, that we as
individuals can create the change that is so badly needed in this
country. Don't take my word for it. Don't take the Londonist's word
either. Search for your own facts - they're there if you look hard
enough.