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Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 11/24/2010

Britain breaks out in student protests (Photos)

By Melissa Bell
London Protest
Demonstrators attack a police van on Whitehall in central London. (Warren Allott/AFP/Getty Images)

While Americans line up for National Opt-Out Day, over on the other side of the pond, British students are protesting tuition fee hikes with National Walkout Day. The government plans to raise university fees by three times the amount currently paid by students -- to the high price of $14,000 a year for tuition.

Although many of the protests have been peaceful marches, violence has broken out. The Guardian is live blogging the protests here. See photos of the last day of London protests here.

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In London, the university students and younger pupils in school uniforms marched from Trafalgar Square toward the Houses of Parliament, chanting "no ifs, no buts, no education cuts." (Sang Tan/AP)
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This is the second student day of action. Another student march Nov. 10 caused widespread damage to Millbank Tower. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
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Students protest in London on Wednesday. Police were accused of greatly underestimating the amount of demonstrators during the first protest. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
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British police officers carry an injured protester. (Sang Tan/AP)
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Students let off smoke flares. (Sang Tan/AP)
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Students protest in Trafalgar square. (Sang Tan/AP)

By Melissa Bell  | November 24, 2010; 10:34 AM ET
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