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Student bailed over disorder at tuition fees protest

  • 17 November 2010
  • From the section London
Edward Woollard
Edward Woollard was arrested in Southampton

An 18-year-old student has appeared in court charged with committing violent disorder during a student protest at the Conservative Party headquarters in London last week.

Edward Woollard was arrested on Monday following trouble during protests about university tuition fees.

Mr Woollard, of Southampton, was granted bail when he appeared at Westminster Magistrates' Court.

More than 50 people have been arrested over last Wednesday's Millbank riots.

Mr Woollard was released on bail on condition he remains at his home address in Southampton and does not enter the City of Westminster in central London.

The case was adjourned until 24 November.

Trouble erupted as thousands of students and teachers demonstrated in London over increases to tuition fees and cuts to higher education funding and teaching grants.

During the disorder protesters broke into Millbank Tower, the Tory headquarters in Westminster, causing damage and gaining access to the roof.

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