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London protests break into violence (photos)

By Melissa Bell
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Demonstrators break windows of the Millbank Tower. (Toby Melville/Reuters)

In the fiercest protest yet against dramatic austerity measures in Britain, tens of thousands of students took to the streets of London on Wednesday, with a breakaway group storming the headquarters of Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservative Party. Student groups are protesting against the government's proposed funding cuts to education and an increase in tuition fees. The protesters wrote "Tory Pigs" on the building, and some marchers wore Guy Fawkes masks. Read the full story here.

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Police take student protesters away in vans outside the besieged Millbank Tower, home of the Conservative Party headquarters. (Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images)
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Police officers detain demonstrators in the foyer of Millbank Tower. (Paul Hackett/Reuters)
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A demonstrator holds a flare during the student protest march. (Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images)
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Demonstrators protest on the roof of the Conservative Party headquarters. (Paul Hackett/Reuters)
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Demonstrators hold placards during the student protest march. (Carl Court/AFP/Getty Images)

By Melissa Bell  | November 10, 2010; 5:09 PM ET
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