Madrid

March 17, 2000

More than 6,000 Spanish students marched through Madrid last week in protest against a report they claim will propose privatisation of higher education. The demonstration, organised by 30 left-wing student associations, was broken up by the police. The Bricall report is due out later this month, but the rectors' association has denied press reports that it will recommend raising fees and reducing student participation in running universities.

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