Student protest in Oxford
28 October 2010, 16:15
A Thousand students have been marching through Oxford to protest against cuts to Higher Education.
They were protesting against cuts to Higher Education - despite the Business Secretary cancelling his visit to Oxford University.
Nearly two thousand people joined a Facebook group saying they would attended the demonstration.
The rally's been organised by a group of students who have made the "Oxford Education Campaign" in response to cuts made in last week's spending review.
A spokesman for the Oxford Education Campaign said:
“Students are coming out in force because we fear the impact Lord Browne’s proposals and the cuts to Higher Education funding will have on universities like Oxford.
“We want to hold Vince Cable to account for going back on his word and betraying every single Oxford student who voted Liberal Democrat in the General Election on the strength of their pledge to oppose raising tuition fees."
This video from Thames Valley Police shows Inspector Clare Mackintosh speaking before the protest:
Although most of the protest was peaceful, Thames Valley Police are now looking through CCTV to identify a small group of protestors who broke their cordon and caused havoc for shoppers on the High Street.