An estimated 10,000 university and college students are marching on Westminster today in a protest against funding cuts and higher tuition fees, which many fear will result in the privatisation of Higher Education.
The protest comes as a response to the government recent White Paper on Higher Education, which proposes a dramatic cut in government funding for higher education.
The demonstration is organised by the National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts (NCAFC) and is also supported by the National Union of Students (NUS) and the University and College Union (UCU). The route will take students through Westminster and past the Occupy London camp at St Paul’s to end on London Wall in the City of London.
EastLondonLines will be covering the events live and we will be tweeting @Eastlondonlines.
Today’s events as they unfold: