Students were demonstrating ahead of a Senate vote on education funding
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Italy's students march ahead of vote on education cuts

Thousands of students took to the streets of Rome on Wednesday ahead of a Senate vote on cost-cutting education reforms.

The proposed reforms include merging smaller universities and cutting the number of university courses offered.

Protests have so far remained peaceful, but Italian police were out in full force across the city following last week's violent clashes when students demonstrated against Silvio Berlusconi after he survived a no-confidence vote.

David Willey reports.

  • 22 Dec 2010