Protest on University Avenue
On November 24th Glasgow University students partook in a protest march in Glasgow, concerning the UK Government’s proposed cuts to education and hikes in tuition fees in England. While the tuition fees hike doesn’t directly affect Scottish Universities, they could see so-called “fees refugees” head to Scotland to avoid paying the increased tuition fees, as Scotland has no tuition fees for Scottish (and EU) students, and significantly lower fees for UK students. In addition to those reasons, students in numerous Scottish Universities and Colleges were protesting in solidarity with students from the rest of the UK. Unlike in London, the protests did not end in random acts of violence.
You can see dozens more photos from the whole protest on Flickr at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/janihelle/sets/72157625465456688/.
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