Université : émeute à Londres – 9 décembre 2010

Clashes as UK parliament backs student fee rise


Thursday, 09 December 2010

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s parliament on Thursday approved plans to increase fees paid by university students, a vote which split the coalition government and sparked clashes between police and protesters outside of the building.

The lower house of parliament approved the plan by a reduced majority of 21 votes, indicating that several members of the ruling Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition parties had failed to back it. The coalition has a working majority of 84 when everyone is present in the 650-seat house. More…

Violent riots as fees rise passed


Friday, 10th December 2010


A CAR carrying the Prince of Wales and Camilla Parker-Bowles was attacked by protesters last night, after anger over the vote on tuition fees boiled over into ugly scenes of violence.

Police struggled to control the civil disobedience that gripped Whitehall and other parts of London, as demonstrators smashed the windows of the Treasury before attempting to storm the building.

Earlier, the coalition forced the controversial reforms through the House of Commons, but was left bruised by the biggest Liberal Democrat rebellion in the party’s history. More…

Royals pelted in student riots


Fri, 10 Dec 2010

By Hamish Clark

In one moment, the heir to the throne – Prince Charles – and his wife Camilla were attacked in the heart of London.

Protesters targeted their bullet-proof car as they headed to a charity event.

The royal couple were shocked and shaken by the violence but unharmed, the window where Prince Charles was sitting smashed in and the limo splattered in paint.

What began as a peaceful student protest turned angry and ugly. More…

Police tactics at tuition fees protest questioned after further angry clashes

The Guardian,

Friday 10 December 2010

At least 38 protesters and 10 officers injured as windows of buildings broken and car carrying Prince Charles attacked

As temperatures fell towards freezing last night hundreds of demonstrators who had been kettled on Westminster Bridge were eventually allowed to leave around 11.30pm after the latest in a series of showdowns between protesters and police over tuition fees turned ugly.

The atmosphere for much of the afternoon had been relaxed and almost cheerful as many among the crowd repeated chants, danced to portable sound systems or huddled around small fires made from burning placards, but at 5.40pm, when news of the MPs’ historic decision reached the crowds gathered in Whitehall, it took a turn for the worse. More…


~ par Alain Bertho sur 10 décembre 2010.

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