This video from Britain is called Student Protest D-DAY DEC 9 !!
By Will Stone in Britain:
Pressure piling on as fee vote looms
Sunday 05 December 2010
Students and lecturers are planning further protests this week in the run-up to a controversial vote for a massive rise in tuition fees.
Lecturers’ union UCU and students’ union NUS revealed there would be demonstrations at universities across the country on Wednesday as part of their joint campaign against education funding cuts and plans to raise fees.
And on the day of the vote there will be a mass lobby of MPs, a rally in Westminster and a candlelit vigil.
It follows a wave of demonstrations in recent weeks, some of which flared into violence, and police have said they will be monitoring social network sites in the next few days to gauge the level of support for the protests.
UCU general secretary Sally Hunt said: “These proposals, if they go through, will change the entire landscape of education in this country and we must continue to oppose them. We need to expose the damage they will do to our universities, colleges and communities.
“MPs must be left in no doubt of the strength of opposition to these plans and the consequences of voting for them.
“We have been overwhelmed by support from people across the country against these plans and we hope they will all join us in making their voices heard this week.”
NUS president Aaron Porter said the 50,000-strong march on November 10 has provided the spur to a new wave of activism and lobbying, which has placed the government’s policies on fees and student support under huge pressure.
He said: “This week we must keep that pressure up as the vote approaches. MPs can be left in no doubt as to the widespread public opposition to these plans or the consequences of steamrolling them through parliament.”
Transport union RMT general secretary Bob Crow has written to branches calling for “full support” for the protests.
Colleges and sixth-forms across the country will also hold lunchtime protests next Monday against government plans to axe the education maintenance allowance.
Students and teachers will descend on Westminster on Tuesday in a bid to force the government to stop its plans to cut school sports: here.
Lib Dem MPs threw themselves into all kinds of contortions at Westminster today as the party faced meltdown over its betrayal on student tuition fees: here.
Support for student occupations at their universities continued to grow today with groups across the world sending messages of solidarity: here.
The Woodcraft Folk will join forces with protests from students and lecturers on Thursday as Parliament holds a crucial vote on the Con-Dems’ tuition fees rise: here.
Cross-party MPs voice ‘profound concern’ to Theresa May over plans to bar foreign students: here.