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Students, police clash as UK approves tuition hike
Skeeve
From AP via Yahoo News

LONDON Furious student protesters attacked a car carrying Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, vandalized buildings and battled riot police Thursday as a controversial hike in university fees triggered Britain's worst political violence in years.

In a major security breach, demonstrators set upon the heir to the throne's Rolls Royce as it drove through London's busy West End on its way to a theater. A group of up to 20 struck it with fists, sticks and bottles, breaking a window and splattering the gleaming black vehicle with paint.

In the frenzy, some chanted "off with their heads!"
 
seeker
Lucky thing for Prince Charles that it was almost tea time when this occurred. He was able to escape while the water was boiling.
"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." - George Santayana
 
Skeeve
The monarchy hasn't ruled in ages, and IMO they're more of a burden on the UK than anything else, but sheesh...what does he have to do with tuition costs?

Mob mentality got the better of that crowd.
Edited by Skeeve on 12/10/2010 20:35
 
Bob of QF
Right.

Like so many of the wonderful and positive changes in human society are a direct result of bunches of angry people breaking, burning and destroying things....
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Reality is that which is left, after you stop believing.
 
seeker
I think it has more to do with a perception that the privileged class doesn't really care all that much about the economic impact of their policies.
"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." - George Santayana
 
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