Students Demonstrate Outside Tory HQ London

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Today in London, there have been angry scenes at Millbank Tower, home to the Conservative Party HQ, as students and lecturers demonstrate against the hike in tuition fees. As the BBC reports:

There have been clashes between demonstrators and police in London, as students and lecturers protest against plans to treble tuition fees and cut university funding in England.

Protesters have broken into the building housing the Conservative Party headquarters in Westminster.

They have set fire to placards outside.

Student leaders condemned the latest action as “despicable”. They say about 30,000 people took part in a march earlier.

A stand-off is taking place between students and the police, with protesters surging forward at Millbank Tower, chanting.

Some protesters are on a roof terrace at the top of the building.

Missiles have been thrown at the police, as thousands of demonstrators crowd the street outside.

The London Ambulance Service says nine people have been treated for minor injuries.

BBC News correspondent Mike Sergeant is at the scene. He says the protesters on the roof have been throwing liquids down and that a female police officer has been injured.

And demonstrators have been cleared from outside the Liberal Democrat headquarters, where a car window has been smashed.

The Guardian newspaper is running a live feed.
 

 

Posted by Paul Gallagher

 

 

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