Nationwide protests over tuition fee plans

October 31, 1997

THOUSANDS of students, parents and sixth formers will march through 14 towns in Britain tomorrow to protest against government plans to charge tuition fees. Organisers of the demonstrations, which are backed by the National Union of Students, expect about 3,000 to attend each rally. Students have put aside differences over the scrapping of maintenance grants to unite in their opposition to tuition fees, which they believe breaks the principle of free education.

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