UK: Students blockade Westminster Bridge in protest at education cuts (Jan 2016)

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Students blockaded Westminster Bridge in central London, Tuesday, in protest of the British government’s move to scrap maintenance grants for poorer students.

The decision to replace means-tested grants with loans was made without debate in parliament, taking place quietly in a backroom Tory-led committee.

Critics say the move will disadvantage poorer students who rely on the grants to access higher education and are more debt-adverse than wealthier students.

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