A student protest in Westminster, London, today turned violent as members of the British public protesting proposed University tuition fee increases and spending cuts lit fires and smashed windows at the Conservative Party HQ.
In footage shot at the scene angry British citizens are seen to break glass and light fires in and around the Conservative Party building in central London, UK.
Students are particularly angry that the coalition Government is made up from a Liberal Democrat element, including Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, whose 2010 Election Pledge was specifically not to increase University Tuition Fees.
Despite the protest, Mr Clegg spoke in the House of Commons today defending the proposed fee increase. The Deputy Prime Minister said it was necessary in order to fund further education in what he described as a “progressive” way.