Students during the protest
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Student backs direct action against tuition fees

A major student protest against proposed increases in tuition fees and a cut in university funding in England turned violent in central London.

Demonstrators stormed a building in Westminster housing the Conservative Party head quarters, clashed with police, smashed windows and got on to the roof.

Emeline Parks, a student from Manchester, made it on the the roof of Millbank tower during the protests. She backed the need for "direct action" against the government.

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