Students and Workers march in London against cuts in Education

According to the Socialist Worker over one thousand students and workers have marched today through the streets of London to defend Higher Education.

The protest, called by the University and College Union (UCU), took place two days after the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) sentenced cuts in 80% of English universities’ funding.

Students, lecturers, staff , family and friends from many of the recently affected universities, such as Sussex, Leeds, King’s College London and University College London (UCL) came together to denounce these preposterous measures.

The National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts was heavily present, with several students chanting happily behind an impressive nine feet banner. You can find a video of our contingent here.

The NCAFC contingent started off UCL campus, together with UCL UCU members, joining the rest of the demonstrators at King’s College in the Strand.

From there a very loud and very enthused crowd strolled to Downing Street to hand a statement to the Prime Minister condemning the cuts and in defence of education.

A rally followed suit with protesters still aflame, staging short sit-ins mid-Whitehall, singing and applauding the speakers.

The demonstration counted also with the vital support of the National Union of Teachers (NUT) and the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS).


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