Sussex students in peaceful tuition fees protest

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The students held two protest marches in Brighton as MPs voted to raise tuition fees

About 150 students have taken part in a peaceful protest march through Brighton to coincide with the tuition fees vote in the House of Commons.

Sussex Police said there was one arrest for a public order offence after someone failed to remove an offensive banner from display.

The protesters marched to Victoria Gardens for a rally, before a second march to the Clock Tower.

Supt Steve Whitton said the impact of the protest on the city was minimal.

The coalition government won the vote to raise tuition fees in England to up to £9,000 per year, with a majority of 21 votes.

The government saw its majority cut by three-quarters, but it survived a backbench rebellion.

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