Wednesday, February 29, 2012

70,000 students march through Barcelona

Striking students took in large numbers (70,000) to the streets of Barcelona today against increased university tariffs and the sell off of education to private bloodsuckers.

Some groups threw bananas to the police and broke glasses of bank offices.

Upon finishing the demonstration, the students marched to the rectorate, which was occupied in spite of police intervention. Some students continued the occupation tonight, while others marched in the evening to Plaça Espanya where there was the Mobile World Congress fair.  They were confronted by anti-riot police.

12 people were arrested, two of them minors. A speaker of the students described the arrests as scapegoats and unrelated to any specific incidents.

Source: Ara[cat].

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