December 10, 2010

Rachel gives a rundown of one of the effects of new austerity measures in Britain. Perhaps a sign of things to come in the United States, as someone will be expected to pay for these Tax Cuts for millionaires. From the BBC:

Five tonnes of debris has been cleared from central London following violent protests against tuition fee rise.

Cleaners and graffiti removal teams worked overnight in Westminster and the West End, Westminster Council said.

The Christmas Tree in Trafalgar Square - an annual gift from Norway, was also targeted by protesters.

A spokeswoman for London Mayor Boris Johnson said there was no excuse for the damage, adding "It is an insult to democracy".

The protests over MPs voting to increase university tuition fees in England to up to £9,000 a year turned violent as demonstrators started fires and sprayed graffiti on statues in Parliament Square and smashed windows of the Treasury building on Thursday night.

Demonstrators also attacked a car carrying the the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall and targeted some shops in Regent Street as they gathered in Oxford Circus in central London.

Raw video of the attack on Prince Charles. The Brits take the royals very seriously, even Charles who would be the future King. Shouting "Off with their heads!" probably shocked many there.

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