10 Nov '11, 2am

Thousands of students march through central London to protest a big increase in university tuition fees

Thousands of students march through central London to protest a big increase in university tuition fees

Student protesters carrying banners march against cuts in higher education funding in London on Nov 9, 2011. -- PHOTO: AFP LONDON (AP) - Amid a heavy police presence, thousands of students marched through central London on Wednesday to protest cuts to public spending and a big increase in university tuition fees. Police said more than 2,000 people took part in the march, which set off from the University of London at midday with chants of 'No ifs, no buts, no education cuts.' Organisers estimated the crowd at 10,000. About 4,000 police officers were deployed along the route. Previous student protests have ended in violence by a minority of demonstrators, including a spontaneous attack on a car carrying Prince Charles and his wife Camilla in December.

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