Posted 8 years ago on Nov. 10, 2011, 11:14 p.m. EST by MattLHolck
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LONDON -- Thousands of students marched through central London on Wednesday to protest cuts to public spending and a big increase in university tuition fees.
At Trafalgar Square, a group of protesters erected more than 20 tents at the foot of Nelson's Column in the latest spinoff of the Occupy Wall Street protest camp movement. The tents were quickly cleared away by police.
The marchers had planned to link up with an existing protest camp against corporate greed outside St. Paul's Cathedral, but were stopped by lines of police in riot gear.
Police said more than 2,000 people were taking part as the march set off with chants of "No ifs, no buts, no education cuts." Organizers estimated the crowd at 10,000.