Students protest tuition hike in London

by Shannon Lee
British police arrested 153 students who were protesting against increased university tuition fees Tuesday in London.
The proposed tuition hike would let universities charge up to $14,000 a year -- three times more than what students currently pay.
Many students said they feel betrayed by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, the leader of Britain's Liberal Democrats, according to NPR. His party previously had a large amount of student support after pledging to vote against any tuition increases. The party changed its decision after teaming up with the Conservative Party as the junior partner in a coalition government.
The House of Commons is expected to vote on the issue in December, and it is not yet certain how the Liberal Democrat ministers will vote, according to the BBC.

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