South Scotland

Dumfries students join fees protest

Student protest
Image caption About 200 students in Dumfries were part of the walkout

About 200 college and university students in Dumfries have staged a walkout in protest at plans to raise tuition fees south of the border.

The Crichton campus demonstration was part of a national day of action.

Thousand of other students turned out to voice their anger at moves to allow English institutions to charge up to £9,000-a-year.

The Scottish government has ruled out such fees but demonstrators said there was a need for UK-wide solidarity.

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