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Issue No. 1776

Thousands of students have demonstrated for free education across Britain over the last two weeks. The National Union of Students (NUS) has organised regional rallies to call on the government to reintroduce grants.

'The government has promised it would look at student funding again,' said Owain James at the London rally in Trafalgar Square last Saturday. 'But recent reports show that it is considering things which would make the situation worse.'

Over 600 people protested in London. Around 300 students from the national Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual campaign marched to join them calling on the government to scrap the bigoted Section 28 law.

Over 1,000 people gathered in both Birmingham and Nottingham last week. There were also regional 'Grants not fees' protests throughout Wales, Bristol, Plymouth and other parts of the country.


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Sat 24 Nov 2001, 00:00 GMT
Issue No. 1776
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