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Photo: Shouting down triple tuition

Police officers form a human chain during a protest against an increase in tuition fees in London on December 9. Photo: AP/Karel Prinsloo

A divided British Parliament voted today to nearly triple the amount of tuition that universities can charge. The ceiling on annual fees has been raised from 3,290 pounds (about $5,200) to a maximum of 9,000 pounds (about $14,200). Thousands of students and protesters rallied in London’s Parliament Square to show their displeasure. Protesters reportedly hurled flares, sticks and snooker balls at police as they attempted to break through barricades outside the Houses of Parliament. Late reports said that a car containing Prince Charles and his wife Camilla was kicked by demonstrators on Regent Street before it drove off.

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