In a further sign that resistance to austerity is sparking back to life, students from across the UK marched in central London yesterday demanding the right to free education. This was the biggest student protest since the spiky demonstrations in 2010 when students smashed their way into the Tory Party headquarters.
As on previous protests, many students were not content to obediently march from A to B and then listen to politicians making boring and insincere speeches. Instead, when the march arrived at Parliament Square many protesters tore down the fences surrounding the square. These were erected after the recent Occupy protests and are intended to prevent any unofficial dissent against government policies outside the Houses of Parliament. So far they havent worked very well.
As hundreds of people occupied the Square, a large group broke away…
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