Violent protests as MPs vote to increase tuition fees

Police in riot gear charge a crowd of protesters with their batons drawn
Tens of thousands of students gathered in London to protest outside Parliament as MPs voted to increase tuition fees. There was violence throughout the day as protesters clashed with police.

Most of the protesters were contained by police in Parliament Square. As night fell protesters pelted police with rocks, bottles and fireworks. Several protesters got inside the Treasury building after breaking down a door.

Photos: Violent protests as MPs vote to increase tuition fees