London student fee protest hits Parliament Square and Downing Street

 

We actually did pretty well! Every major news outlet in the UK reported about the demonstration in some way or another. We also got coverage in the international press, i.e. in Brasil, Germany, Canada, India and Slovenia. #FreeEducation also trended on Twitter nationwide for several hours! We have put together a collection of the coverage – see below:

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Guardian

Comment piece: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/nov/19/students-free-education-march-tuition-fees

Demonstration: http://www.theguardian.com/education/2014/nov/19/student-protest-tuition-fees-scuffles-police

Live blog: http://www.theguardian.com/education/live/2014/nov/19/students-march-tuition-fees-live

BBC

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-30113313

Huffington post

Live blog: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/11/19/live-updates-freeeducation-student-demo-protest-2014_n_6183420.html

Article about why students are attending: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/11/19/student-protestors-speak-out-for-free-education_n_6185738.html

Ten reasons for Free Education: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/11/18/ten-reasons-for-free-educ_n_6176558.html?utm_hp_ref=uk-students&ncid=tweetlnkushpmg00000067

Times Higher Education

Comment piece: http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/comment/opinion/abolishing-tuition-fees-lessons-from-germany/2017085.article

Demonstration: http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/news/students-march-for-free-education/2017093.article

Telegraph

Demonstration:  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/11240837/Watch-students-protest-against-tuition-fees-in-central-London.html

Comment piece: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/universityeducation/student-life/11241378/Education-should-be-free-to-everyone-at-every-level.html

Evening Standard:

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/thousands-of-students-protest-in-central-london-over-university-tuition-fees-9870619.html

Russia Today

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/11/19/uk-britain-students-protest-idUKKCN0J31PZ20141119

http://rt.com/uk/206891-student-demonstration-tuition-fees/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHtvl38fkn8&feature=youtu.be  (from 03:08 min)

Daily Mail

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2841077/Police-clash-student-protestors-thousands-march-Parliament-Square-Tory-party-headquarters-anger-tuition-fees-graduate-debt.html

Reuters

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/11/19/us-britain-students-protest-idUSKCN0J31PX20141119

ITV

http://www.itv.com/news/meridian/update/2014-11-19/local-students-to-take-part-in-national-protest/,http://www.itv.com/news/london/update/2014-11-19/11-arrested-at-student-protest/

The Mirror

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/student-protests-recap-london-tuition-4656716

Indymedia UK

http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2014/11/518706.html

East London Lines

http://www.eastlondonlines.co.uk/2014/11/fees-have-failed-student-demonstrators-take-to-the-streets-to-fight-the-trebling-and-trebling-of-tuition-fees/

London24

http://www.london24.com/news/education/thousands_of_students_protest_over_tution_fees_in_london_1_3854145

Yahoo News

http://news.yahoo.com/thousands-students-london-cuts-demo-163823109.html

 

International media coverage

Turkey: http://www.turkishweekly.net/news/175849/thousands-of-uk-students-demonstrate-for-free-education.html

Germany: ZDF and Deutschlandradio (links to follow)

The Straits Times: http://www.straitstimes.com/news/world/europe/story/thousands-students-london-tuition-fees-protest-20141120

New Zealand: http://www.odt.co.nz/news/world/323956/scuffles-break-out-student-protest-london

 

Source:  http://anticuts.com/2014/11/20/media-round-up-of-yesterdays-coverage-of-the-demonstration/

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