Clashes in Palermo, Sicily
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Students clash with Sicily police in Palermo

Clashes flared on the streets of Palermo, Sicily, where some students apparently tried to enter a local government building.

In total, thousands of students have demonstrated in Italy ahead of a Senate vote on controversial education reforms.

The government has said the changes will save billions and create a more merit-based system, but critics say universities are already severely under-funded.

  • 22 Dec 2010
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