Université : affrontements à Manchester et Londres- 29 janvier 2011
Student protesters clash with police in Manchester
Saturday 29 January 2011
Student protesters hit the streets again on Saturday to complain about tuition fees and cuts in public services. In Manchester it led to a cat and mouse chase with police, writes Victoria Macdonald.
Protesters took to the streets in both Manchester and London over increased tuition fees, cuts in public services and the abolition of the education maintenance allowance.
In Manchester, there were 14 arrests and at one point a group of about 150 protesters broke away from the agreed route and ran through the city centre before being brought back under control. There was also anger at the National Union of Students, who some in the crowds claimed had not adequately fought against tuition fees and the EMA abolition. Read more…
20 arrests as students riots
30th January 2011
By John Ward
ANGRY students clashed with police again yesterday as thousands took to the streets to protest at rising university fees.
Officers arrested at least 20 as scuffles broke out at rallies held in Manchester and London.
Violence flared after students ran amok in Manchester following an earlier peaceful protest.
Splinter groups hellbent on causing trouble targeted the bustling city centre as terrified shoppers looked on.
The fuming protesters – angered that tuition fees are set to rise to £9,000 a year – even turned on their own leader.
Student union chief Aaron Porter was given a police escort to flee the rally he was due to speak at after demonstrators hurled vile racist abuse at him. Read more…