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Thousands of students take to London's streets

Posted by on Nov. 9, 2011 at 11:09 AM
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Students marched through London Wednesday to protest cuts to public spending and a big increase in university fees.

Police said more than 2,000 people were taking part as the march set off with chants of "No ifs, no buts, no education cuts."  Organizers had said that they expected 10,000 to attend, the Guardian reported.  

One protester told the newspaper that construction workers on scaffolding along the protest route held up signs reading "unite the fight."

"It's good to see so much support from non-students; these cuts affect everyone," Lucy Gettings, the protester, told the Guardian.

Some 4,000 police officers were deployed along the route, which wound from the University of London to the city's financial district, according to Reuters.

At Trafalgar Square, a group of protesters erected more than 20 tents at the foot of Nelson's Column in the latest spinoff of the Occupy Wall Street protest camp movement.

The marchers were expected to link up with an existing protest camp against corporate greed outside St. Paul's Cathedral.


http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45222767/ns/world_news-europe/#.TrqkOPTSmDA




Fear of serious injury alone cannot justify oppression of free speech and assembly. Men feared witches and burnt women. It is the function of speech to free men from the bondage of irrational fears.
Louis D. Brandeis
by on Nov. 9, 2011 at 11:09 AM
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rfurlongg
by on Nov. 9, 2011 at 1:12 PM
Bump. Interesting read.
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by Christy on Nov. 9, 2011 at 6:43 PM

I thought it showed a very similar situation to what is happening here. I also just found out they may be consolidating GA colleges because of money.

Quoting rfurlongg:

Bump. Interesting read.


Fear of serious injury alone cannot justify oppression of free speech and assembly. Men feared witches and burnt women. It is the function of speech to free men from the bondage of irrational fears.
Louis D. Brandeis
parrishsky
by Maxfield on Nov. 9, 2011 at 6:49 PM

Makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside.

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