November 10th, 2010
12:30 PM ET

Students protest in London, Conservative HQ attacked

A group of demonstrators broke into the headquarters of Britain's governing Conservative Party in London on Wednesday, spray-painting anarchy symbols and setting off flares before being forced out of the building.

They went on to set fires outside the building.

The violence came during a largely peaceful protest by students against government plans to allow universities to increase tuition fees. The National Union of Students said 40,000 demonstrators were on the streets.

Extra police officers were sent to deal with the violence, London's Metropolitan Police said.


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  1. SidVicious

    Yah woo! Anarchy! Learning is stupid let's break stuff!

    November 10, 2010 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Frank

    People listen up,
    If this had happened in Russia or China there would be numerous missing or dead students.

    November 10, 2010 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  3. SnakeEyes

    Bush and Kanye are both puppets of Satan and their purpose is to divide the people with trivial matters. This tactic prevents humans from reaching their full potential and hinders progress across the globe. I can't wait for the day I'm put into the ground.

    November 10, 2010 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  4. cesar

    AHEAD OF THE CURVE. Why are we talking about students in another land when this country needs more Pepsi and aluminum foil!!!

    November 11, 2010 at 7:02 am | Report abuse |