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


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Learn what India's parties' symbols mean by drawing them

    Learn what India's parties' symbols mean by drawing them

    More than 2,300 political parties have registered for the largest electoral exercise in the world.

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and a coalition of Arab states have launched more than 19,278 air raids across Yemen.

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    No, it wasn't because of WMDs, democracy or Iraqi oil. The real reason is much more sinister than that.