Normally we are totally against violence for any reason, but for those of you who have gotten calls from Sallie Mae at random hours of the day and night then you can at LEAST understand the sentiment of these students. The British government passed a bill on Thursday that would TRIPLE the amount of of tuition to go college.
In Britain’s worst political violence in years, furious student protesters rained sticks and rocks on riot police, vandalized government buildings and attacked a car carrying Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, after lawmakers approved a controversial hike in university tuition fees.
Demonstrators set upon the heir to the throne’s limousine as it drove through London’s West End shopping and entertainment hub. Protesters who had been running amok and smashing shop windows kicked and threw paint at the car, which sped off.
Charles’ office, Clarence House, confirmed the attack but said “their royal highnesses are unharmed.”
Police said it was unclear whether the royals had been deliberately targeted, or were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Protesters erupted in anger after legislators in the House of Commons approved a plan to triple university fees to 9,000 pounds ($14,000) a year.
Now in comparison to schools here in America, $14,000 aint half bad, especially if that was triple what it was previously. But can you imagine what out-of-state students here would do if the government said “the tuition was $25,000 and now its $75,000”?? There would be a whole lot more then riots…