Looks like it's been getting fiesty. Big fire in parliment square earlier, looks like they've set fire to the chrsitmas tree now. The students have
been fighting back, broken windows at the treasury and I gather a fair few arrests.
Just as it was kicking off again (they gave the broadcaster a helmet) feed went off (can't be filming police brutality now, can we) aah, it's back on
just as I type this.
Edit. these kids are hardcore. they're trying to storm the Treasury building! (it's full of riot cops too, but they don't care, they're ramming the
edit on 9/12/2010 by Acidtastic because: (no reason given)
No heroism there, no real protest, just a group of people out trying to beat up policemen.
Been watching it all afternoon. Its the usual fayre. Its perfectly possible to make a point without resorting to violence, but the "cause" that is
happening there is nothing to do with student fees and everything to do with having a ruck for the sake of it.
So the average college student over there pays around 5,000.00 a year from what I understand..they will jump to 14,000.00 a year after it trickles out
to completion. So is it that the government cannot afford to continue this? I guess it would be the same thing if people from the U.S. were severly
cut through their welfare pay....seems to me that this is what happens when people feel entitled..as with all government sponsored acts of charity all
money will eventually run out or your taxes will increase...you would think that the parents would be protesting...
Students are worried they will get into debt, boo hoo, everybody gets into debt when they get older, thats life, stop bloody moaning, they want free
higher education, look, nothing in this world is free, get over it, man up.
Who's protesting for free education? none of that lot are, they're protesting over the trippling of the fees, when the people they voted for
promised to lower fees. They have the right to do this, yes it's ugly, yes it's violent. When peaceful protests fall on deaf ears, what are you
supposed to do?
There may be legitimate peaceful protestors there, who are afraid for their financial future because of a hike in tuition fees.
The violence however, is - in my opinion - nothing to do with that at all. That is being undertaken by people who want to actively engage the police,
for the sake of it, in the same manner as the violence that occurs at the G20 summits.
That 1% should pay aswell, these layabouts just want to get something for free, if they want it bad enough they will have to pay for it, if they
borrow £9000 for the rights to go to a top school it only costs £68 a month after they get a job earning £30,000 a year, £68 a month is nothing
when you are earning £30,000 a year.
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