U.K. Students Protest Rise In University Fees
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NPR's Philip Reeves reports.
(SOUNDBITE OF POLITICAL DEMONSTRATION)
PHILIP REEVES: The main organizer of the march was the National Union of Students, led by its president Aaron Porter.
AARON PORTER: I absolutely condemn the small minority of students and others that have gone off for this splinter demonstration. This was not part of the plan.
REEVES: Opponents to those cuts are now mobilizing. The students are protesting plans to raise university tuition fees by up to three times, to more than $14,000 a year. The government's also cutting teaching budgets by 40 percent.
PORTER: Philip Reeves, NPR News, London. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.
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