Prince Charles’ Car Attacked by Protesters in London after Parliament Vote to Triple University Fees
As protesters battled British police over Parliament’s decision to raise university tuition in the UK by 300% to 9,000 pounds ($14,177) per year, a car carrying Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall was attacked by an angry mob. A window was cracked and the car was splashed with paint as the crowd chanted “OFF WITH THEIR HEADS!”, but the royal couple escaped unscathed. Furious Londoners have been wreaking havoc across the city, attacking the Supreme Court and the Treasury Building as well as battling with police officers. Some 37 people have been injured, including 10 police officers, and 22 have been arrested so far. There was a large battle in Parliament Square, where police fought to push back the gathered crowd. Mounted police charged a group of unruly protesters outside the Houses of Parliament. Police say rioters have used “flares, sticks, snooker balls and paint balls” in their attacks.
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