Lincolnshire

Students protest in Lincoln over fees

Student protest in Lincoln
Image caption The students marched from Castle Square to the University of Lincoln

Several hundred students have protested in Lincoln against a planned increase in university tuition fees and education budget cuts.

The students marched from Castle Square to the University of Lincoln.

A Facebook page about the Lincoln march urged students to "come and show the government that students will not tolerate such unfair measures".

The march was part of a day of protest taking place in cities across the country.

The Facebook page said: "Students must not pay for the mistakes of the government or the banks. Protect our right to education!"

The march follows a rally in London two weeks ago, which ended in violence when the Conservative Party's offices were badly damaged.

The government plans to increase tuition fees at English universities to up to £9,000 a year.

The plans have been backed by Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg - whose party had pledged to vote against a rise in fees in the run-up to the general election.

Mr Clegg urged students to examine the government's proposals before taking to the streets.

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