Moritz Kaiser, a 17-year-old sixth-former from Oxford, was among those protesting today.
He said: “The tuition fee hike will affect my family quite badly and it is unnecessary when you look at how much is lost in tax avoidance.”
A dual British-German national, he now intends to head to the European mainland to avoid the additional bill.
“I was going to study here, but in Germany it is only €500 a year, and you get a free bus pass,” he added.
His friend, Lucio Pezzella, also 17 and at sixth-form college in Oxford, said the “wrong people were being punished” for the UK’s economic woes.
“Ordinary people shouldn’t have to pay for a crisis brought on by the bankers,” he said. MORE...
Saturday, January 29, 2011
"Protesters now in Parliament Square"
Billy Bragg posted this photo on Facebook of students protesting against tuition hikes in London. From the article in the Irish Examiner: