Hackney students join fees protest

Demonstrators march past Hackney Town Hall

Hundreds of students from schools, sixth forms and colleges across Hackney have joined a mass walkout in protest over university fees and cuts to education grants.

Demonstrators marched past Hackney Town Hall earlier today and boarded buses to central London.

An estimated 10,000 young people have taken to the streets the capital this afternoon angry at the axing of the education maintenance allowance, which allows many to stay in school.

Students at BSix College in Kenninghall Road are among those taking a stand. They will be asking Labour politician Ken Livingstone to sign their petition when he speaks at the college’s politics club at 3.45pm.

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