Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Chance for Change: London protests to have final say on student fees?
In London, thousands of students are planning to take to the streets in a final attempt to block the raising of tuition fees, ahead of Thursday's parliamentary vote. Trade unionists are also expected to join in. It's the latest in a string of rallies against sweeping austerity measures and budget cuts across Europe. Many European Union countries have been shaken by protests against proposed cuts needed to secure EU-IMF bailouts. Public transport workers marched through crisis-hit Athens, opposing plans to re-structure state-run companies and reduce welfare payments. In Ireland, demonstrators rallied against the state's narrowly passed budget - the toughest in its history. RT talks to Lindsey German, a member of the Coalition of Resistance.